Monday 26 August 2013

Hats (part 1)

This Twitter event, #DrawingAugust, inspired me to draw some hats. Most of them are digital drawings, done with a tablet and pen attached to my laptop. The hats, however, are real. 
Son's "England" baseball-style cap

Sunday 25 August 2013

Dorset Sketches - on black paper

Here are a few sketches that I made on black A4 from the comfort of our lovely self-catering cottage.

Teazels against sunlit thatch
Derwent Drawing pencil

Saturday 24 August 2013

Dorset Sketches - Land and Seascapes

Here are a few sketches from our family holiday in Dorset. All were done in an A5 sketch pad.
Corfe Castle, nestling among the Purbeck Hills in hazy afternoon light
15 minute sketch in Derwent Coloursoft pencil

Thursday 15 August 2013


Once upon a time, they quarried ironstone here; there are even mine workings where, I imagine, there was a particularly good seam.

Saturday 10 August 2013

Brush and Quink

I wrote enough about Quink in my last post. This post has a couple of brush drawings that were made with Quink, which was then diluted with water and moved around the paper. The first drawing has a little white acrylic in it, too.

Pen and Quink

You may be wondering what "Quink" is.

Wednesday 7 August 2013

#DrawingAugust - at the end of week one

You may have noticed the term "#DrawingAugust" appearing in my recent posts.

LEGO Minifigures 83: Train Driver

I was asked by a colleague if I had painted a LEGO train driver. I hadn't, but we did have a suitable figure, so now I have.

Sunday 4 August 2013

Praa Sands - sketches

The day before we went to Marazion (Mount's Bay), the weather was dull but we were itching to visit the beach. The kids took their bodyboards; I took my sketchbook.

Mount's Bay

Is there anything more perfect than sitting on a beach in Cornwall, painting?