Self portrait, ink Connie Martin (ink drawing)

This site was set up as a mini-exhibition of drawings, illustrations and other work.

Part-time degree classes helped me to recognize that what I really love to do is draw; line is all important. It has been fun discovering that other people think the same way.

Humour has always been essential in my life and I grew up with the New Yorker cartoons. I am not the youngest illustrator around, in fact I probably skew the age curve of wordpress participants to the point of distortion, but I feel this allows me to laugh at my own jokes.

I also love materials, ink, oil sticks, pastels and so on and relish mixing any number of these; on the other hand I also like simple line drawings. And now, I’ve added to these digital art, initially ‘painting’ in Photoshop and more recently exploring Procreate on my iPad.

19 Responses to “About”

  1. 1 Sarah
    April 26, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks for your warm comments on my blog.

    I have also enjoyed looking at your work – I love your sense of humour and I think this self portrait is beautiful – the way you’ve handled the ink is impressive – I’d love to see more!

  2. May 14, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    We had the same idea about electricity. Cool. Nice Drawing.


  3. July 1, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    I super dooper love your “Hoard” illustration. The lines have a lot of energy and are really vibrant, and also it’s got a fabulous composition.
    Yay art!

  4. 5 alexnomad
    July 15, 2008 at 10:33 am

    to answer your question about my image, think it’s moments after yours , after rolling slowly perhaps painfully to a sitting position 😉
    thanks for your comments

  5. August 16, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    thank you, for your visit.
    i like your work, too!

  6. September 25, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    hi connie, thank you for commenting on my blog. it reminded my feeble brain to come visit you again and now i remember how much i love your humor and art. your concepts are rock solid connie and your work is fun and fresh.


  7. October 12, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you for being so nice… your work, makes me smile….

  8. 9 dan
    October 13, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    i am having so much fun with your humor and drawings, im watching your blog from now on until forever. 😀

  9. 10 Steve
    November 1, 2008 at 2:03 am

    Very nice to meet you. Thank you for visiting my little blog. I am glad you enjoy (and get) the humor. Your stuff is very cool and funny. We think alike.

  10. March 30, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I love your site. Keep it up !

  11. April 6, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Very very great drawings.

    To find you I googled for “WordPress cartoons” and so I got a listing. I scrolled down that list and looked for the best avatar. Yours made me hope there was something, but the drawing is too small, does not even fill out half the avatar!

  12. November 13, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I love your illustrations: definitely!

  13. 14 Piers Nye
    November 8, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Dear Connie
    Are you ‘our’ Connie of ULP Library? The Connie whose drawing of a student on a tilt table I still – ca. 25 years later hand out to Human Sciences students and access candidates to illustrate the same old demonstration?
    If you are I’d very much like to propose a project for a science-related children’s story book. It’s ‘The well-planned project’ about Jaques Charles balloon ascent from Les Tuileries in 1783 where everything was immaculately planned but it all went terribly wrong at the end.
    I’m looking for an illustrator who would enjoy drawing balloons, large crowds, amazement and disaster and it struck me that you are perfect for this.
    Best wishes

  14. November 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Yes, c’est moi, and I’m sending you an email direct to your Billiol address.

  15. July 3, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Hi, Connie.
    Very nice to meet you…and thanks for sharing your humor and creativity.
    Both go so well together.
    CP, a novice artist who found you via IF 😉

  16. January 17, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Dear Connie,

    I have just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award! Visit my blog post: to retrieve your award.

    If you need a white simple award pic. Contact me and I will send it to you via email or FB.

    Have a great day!
    Love your work!
    Lisa Rivas

  17. June 2, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Hi Mr Martin, I have been following your blog with a lot of interest. I wonder why you have called your blog “drawing to an end”? Looking at illustrations on the character ‘granny’ and many others would I be right if I guess that you are a senior citizen? Drawing to an end has a deeper ring to. Great!

  18. June 2, 2013 at 7:40 am

    You are not the youngest illustrator’s around as your intro says. I must have been sleeping to an end.

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