Category Archives: sketchbook

home again

well, it’s been another funny year, and one that began with us going into lockdown again here in the uk. this has been the experience of people in different countries around the world at different times this year. all this … Continue reading

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more drawings from the garden

so, after my last post (2 weeks into lockdown), i continued drawing in the garden. i produced a series of three images that used a lot more colour. i felt like i was painting really, rather than drawing in the … Continue reading

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garden drawings

over the last couple of weeks i’ve been drawing in the garden. like most people we’ve been in isolation/lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. one message that i’ve got through a lot of social media is that we should all … Continue reading

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godzilla sketchbook

i recently started a new project based on the king of the monsters – godzilla. i’ve been drawing from the showa-era films (which covers 15 films from 1954-75), and have been working from gojira himself as well as a range … Continue reading

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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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