Plastic Flowers for Spring

Colour and new media, I said I wouldn’t do that… Having told myself I would just concentrate on drawing and not worry about colour for a while I found myself doing the opposite… Starting with direct water colour (no pencil guides) and then the next day worked into it using water colour pencils. The flower on the left is definately … Read More

Dive into the bathroom

I haven’t drawn much since last year having got distracted by festivities at Christmas and New Year. But finally today I managed to just draw stuff and not worry about outcomes… I had a wonderful time just taking a line for a walk here and not realling worrying about ‘wrong’ turnings. I didn’t quite manage to capture the livid green … Read More

Sparrow Hawk, Bristol Museum

  In trepidation I went out for a day of sketching today. My drawing skills are rather rusty & I’ve felt a little stuck in a rut using the same formula:- 0.3 permanent pen and wash, so having got warmed up drawing my mint tea in a cafe I decided to dispense with the permanent maker for this one and … Read More

Weston Super Mare

A man dressed in a high viz vest plus blue shirt and a girl who had the most amazingly thick dark hair and piercing stare. Both seen in a seafront cafe in Weston-Super-Mare.

Day 36: Quick sketch of liquid water colour bottle

Since I gave up the idea that I must sketch something everyday it’s got easier to sketch everyday! Today I decided to stop over thinking and just dive in with pen and draw without worrying about the outcome. I used to draw like this a lot. I was looking for something fairly small and simple to draw as I  just … Read More

Day 28: Water lily

Today I bought a water lily, mini bulrush and some oxygenating weed to make a pond in a Belfast sink.

Day 19: Almost nothing…

Almost failed today. Trying out a refillable (cartridge) Pilot v7 pen that I got with my order for Platinum Carbon ink from Tiger Pens. Drawing in the Primrose Cafe, Clifton, Bristol, the three ladies (mother & two grown up daughters) left minutes after I started drawing them and another customer came and sat between me and the man texting so … Read More

Day 14: Two left hands

Late night drawing of my left hand using my new Lamy B-nib fountain pen. Some rather sausage like fingers here… more practice needed.