Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Step by Step

Sorry folks! I've had lots of cool stories to share but sitting down to draw them has been a challenge so bare with me.

I do have a step by step of some work I've done recently! Its rough but its a concept for a short film I'm working on currently so I'm just trying to flesh out ideas.
A really rough scribble, Starting off I decided I wanted to understand the bike I was going to be drawing.
I took my blob person and bike and tried to think about weight and shape but realised it was a very flat image..

So I tried to block it out, using the understanding I semi picked up in the previous drawing..
and once again fleshed it out
and flipped the image and looked at the shaping and weight.. but! I really found the left leg to look a little awkward..
So I made an alteration (I used to love riding my bike like this when I couldn't be bothered to mount it properly haha) and added some colours

and though of the shadows a bit more

 finally I altered the contrast and here we go, its not my best but I'm happy with it as an initial concept, I can work from this!

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Whales Everywhere!

Just doodled out another dream! This was earlier in the week, last night involved a party bus full of old people and driving into an airport where everyone burst out into Britney Spear's Stronger with a full dance routine. 

So earlier in the week I'd dreamt of baby whales in a swimming pool!

The best part however was the fact I was teaching them to do a synchronised swimming routine. It was pretty cool one to have!  

That is all.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Bus Stop

I spend an unfortunate amount of time on buses, and as such I felt I could probably share this recent experience with you all.

(I've had my hair chopped off since the last boards.. So! I finished work and had to get another bus from the usual. I knew which stop I needed and when to get there. No Problem!
Lo and Behold just as I left work What did I see?

The bus I needed of course! 5 minutes early and just about to pass the building.
Very unladylike I swore and the guy in front of me looked a little scared. But i really needed that bus!

Now I'm not going to lie, I can sprint pretty well, and I've raced buses before so I tried to remember how far the stop was and decided to go for it.

I shot past the guy in front who seemed bewildered.

I ran as hard as I could and hilariously

I could see the bus slow a little

and the bus driver was squinting at me as if he wasn't sure what was happening.

He pulled up at the stop 

and I caught my bus! And the driver seemed pretty impressed I had kept up.
Go me! haha It also seemed to have spurred the guy I passed because as I sidled up the aisle he kind of fell into the bus as well! Go him!

Sunday, 17 November 2013


"You must have MUG wrote on your forehead."

I'm starting to think your right.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Ooh Spooky

Its nearly Halloween oooo~

Here you go! I doodled this the other day and popped it up to tumblr then realised I hadn't put it here either! So yeah, if you like Supernatural heres a pic from before 9x03 ripped my heart out slightly.

Coincidentally I mentioned it at the bus stop the other day and the woman in front of me nearly sprained her neck from whipping her head round so fast. Either she watches it or thought I was summoning devils in my spare time... oh well! (I don't fyi)

Monday, 28 October 2013


My beloved Wacom tablet was a traitor and died on me a little while ago, so I got a new one and did this! I really wanted to draw wings so here we are.


Friday, 25 October 2013


Hello! Its been a while, I've noticed a few people have come across from NK News so hello to you! I might put some of my first drafts for the images up for you lot later on.

Its been a while since I updated but I haven't been dozing (although that would be preferable at the moment) So expect a few updates.

Anywhoo I should explain whats coming up, I had a very detailed dream. as in when I woke up the imagery i saw in that dream was almost completely imprinted into the back of my eyes. it wasn't a nightmare just really odd.

All the colours were dimmed and I was cycling up some moors? I've never been there in my life. When I got to the top of this hill I remembered that I was there to see an old village but there was only 2 building of a modern farm. I was a bit disappointed and a disembodied voice told me to go on the trail round the back of the right building. I went round only to find a cliff face and the top of a church which was buried further below the hill. The cliff had logs rammed into a groove like a giants ladder but the bottom 2 were broken, making it impossible to see what was at the top.

The Church tower had a mucky window with a panel of glass missing, I skidded into it (like I was pulled from where I'd been stood) and looked in.

It was golden/earthy colours inside, and dust was hovering in murky clouds, picking up light from somewhere inside, it made me feel very uncomfortable.

I saw no one and then woke up to realise I'd slept in and had 15 minutes to get out the house and to work!

Weird huh?

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

doodle bug

Doodlin' it up I guess, it was fun to look at shadows in this one!~


Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Work it!

Heres some work from work that shall never get used but I feel sad thinking it will get dusty in a corner ha

This guy was a stand in for a rough layout of an ebook but I liked him too much and coloured him in.

and heres a biro/highlighter concept for a children's library which is now void because the space is different to what I imagined!~


Monday, 12 August 2013

Doodles P2

Hello again! More doodles and sketches! The first two are for my sister, she got a promotion so I got a nice little card and scrawled inside it with red pencil and biro.

Mad Hatter-ish opening, The images below are from my notebook I had when I was at the Pixar Masterclass (which was amazing), oddly enough I take in more when I'm drawing!~



some coloured doodles of Night Vale characters! Cecil and Perfect Carlos with biro and marker

NightVale is the creation of Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Drawings ©CSalkeld2013 NightVale is not mine 


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Mistaken identity.

Long time no draw! So I was in America a week or two ago (it was awesome) And today an event reminded me of something that happened while in LA

So were taking a cab around L.A. and this lovely old man was taking us about, he had a great accent and manner.

 So I was attempting to talk to him and answer questions etc while taking in everything along with my friend Joe
 He was so nice he started offering to take us to Pasadena for half price and wait for us while we finished visiting our first destination which was awesome and we both thanked him.
 "Its no problem, I do it, you remind me of my grandson."
 "You remind me of my grandson" He says jovially while maintaining direct  eye contact with me.
 I looked over at Joe hoping I'd heard wrong, but nope he was grinning and looking just as bewildered as me.
 This led to traumatic flashbacks of other instances
But it was really weird because I was wearing make-up and a dress and I'm a girl.

This was prompted by my dad today. He's been very unwell and is in hospital, so we went to visit him tonight. He was stood in the corridor and upon seeing me and my mum (badly as his eyesight is really bad right now) coming toward him He shouted for my mum. She greeted him and then he pointed to me and went "Whats that?"

I'll doodle some more of my trip at a later date. Ciao!~

Its a good thing I've got a sense of humour! haha