Category Archives: sketchbook

baby shoes

if you’ve seen my twitter feed, then you’ll know i’ve been drawing a lot of shoes recently. i’d wanted to document all of my daughter’s footwear from when she was first born (just over a year ago), and had been … Continue reading

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sketches

earlier this week i was at oxford’s natural history museum and pitt rivers museum, accompanied by 40 art students from the college where i lecture. the objective being for them to gather visual reference for their first project of the … Continue reading

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toys 2

this is a quick follow up to the last post.  with the intention of producing a series of images for exhibition, i continued to draw from my daughter’s toys using my ipad pro and apple pencil.  the three new drawings … Continue reading

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toys

i got a couple of new toys this week – after thinking it over for longer than i care to admit and researching a lot over the last few weeks, i finally bought an iPad Pro. i bought an apple … Continue reading

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sketches from exhibitions 2

this is another post collecting together some work from my sketchbook.  i started making a point of drawing sculptural work when visiting galleries and exhibitions – capturing in two dimensions things that should fundamentally be seen in three.  some of … Continue reading

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riso printing @ rope press

i recently attended a riso zine workshop at the splendid rope press in birmingham.  i’d been wanting to attend one of their workshops to learn a bit more about and have a go at the risograph printing process for a … Continue reading

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eurovision 2014

last year i watched eurovision with a group of friends and thought it would have been great to draw some of the acts and performers, but i didn’t have my sketchbook to hand.  so this year i made a point of … Continue reading

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sketches from exhibitions

i thought i’d collect some of these imagestogether on here having previously posted some  of them on twitter.  if i’m honest, i’m not the best at getting out and about to dozens of exhibitions, but there’s a few i’ve been … Continue reading

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my florence sketchbook

recently i went to florence.  i loved it.  the place is steeped in so much cultural history (understatement).  i tweeted some of my sketchbook work while i was there, but was keen to record the experience in a bit more … Continue reading

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the sound of shiant

the sound of shiant, written by hereward lm proops, is ‘a supernatural thriller set against the vibrant historical backdrop of nineteenth century stornoway and its flourishing herring fishery’.  the book was released to kindle last august and hereward contacted me … Continue reading

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