I hadn’t done a pen sketch for several months, but with Jess’s birthday approaching I decided to do one for her card.

She loves walking Jack, her black Labrador on the mountain near her, so I sketched this artistic interpretation of the Ystradgynlais valley from what I’ve seen, and my imagination. I’d originally planned to add colour with some gouache paints, but starting the card the night before her birthday, I just ran out of time. Maybe next year?