This portrait is of the fabulous Natalie and her beloved dog Obi. She contacted via twitter and although I have never done a joint portrait of an owner and their dog before, I loved doing it! Houseplants feature quite heavily on her insta page so I thought I'd incorporated them too. I wasn't going to add the tear stains but Natalie said, 'Even though I hate them, they are Obi' so they are in!
Green and blue watercolour
Life isn't going back to normal for a long time - we know that now. Fun Palaces, like many other organisations, have had to adapt quickly. They obviously can't accommodate large gatherings so instead, their weekend in October is going to be about many tiny community-led ones. This is the latest drawing for them which shows people doing that - sharing skills and activities from their front gardens or a balcony; flying kites, playing music, dancing, gardening, sewing etc. They are calling it 1000 Tiny Fun Palaces. I love this idea and I loved illustrating it.