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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

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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victorian beards

i’ve been a little preoccupied with beards recently.  it was while researching for another project (a new installment for inspector forrester, but more on that in a later post), that i got distracted by victorian gentlemen and their beards.  it … Continue reading

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