A quirky little city design, created from an original hand-drawn illustration. It’s a maze of ships, cars, trains, planes, hot air balloons, rockets (and more), and the occasional small person. Black line drawing shaded in muted tones of lilac, pink, blue and red.


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I’m finding the way back home to my old loves of illustration, printmaking, drawing and design, after ages spent working in the crazy haphazard world of dance and theatre. I also design under the name of Scruff, which comes from my longstanding reputation as someone who can’t keep her artwork clean and tidy (luckily, computers came along and saved me from a life of smudgy blobs and fingerprints).

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  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldover 3 years ago

    wacky, wild wonderful Carla!!! ;)

  • Thank you!

    – Carla Martell

  • JannaKool
    JannaKoolover 3 years ago

    Super imagination! Great village, great you!

  • Leila  Koren
    Leila Korenover 3 years ago

    Lovely, although my head felt like this today!!!

  • Judy Crayton
    Judy Craytonabout 3 years ago

    Looks like a pretty busy little island :) I love both of your town pictures. They’re unique and exciting.

  • Thank you, Judy – I’m thinking it’s about time I made some more as they’re such fun to do!

    – Carla Martell

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