Hello! Nice to see you. If you're here for a gander, you'll find behind the scenes things, works in progress, plans for events and lots of animals. (There are plenty of those around here) I'm Helen and I run Mister Peebles. I do all the drawing, packing up orders, emailing, filing and tea making.
I work in a studio in Leytonstone, east London. It's a short cycle from my home and I'm lucky to sit by the window, with a very green view. It's a nice leafy corner of the capital and where Alfred Hitchcock was born and raised.
All our greetings cards, prints and stationery begin life right here as hand drawn watercolour illustrations. I use watercolour paints, along with gouache and mechanical pencils. Most often I paint with tubes of watercolour as well as watercolour pencils. I love mixing colours together and I find tubes of paint make this easier. I own a lot of shades of brown paint to make fur and feathers.
Painting fur and other textures is something I love to work on, it can be time consuming but it's very satisfying to see the paint building up into something that feels solid and life like.
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