Making Friends with Architecture

 I’m so excited about this. It is ‘re-worked’ from my original drawing and I like the brickwork and tiles. That’s how I wanted to do it when I was drawing it on location. It’s looser, more free and I’ve used a dip pen, which is so much better as the line is less controlled. OKContinue reading “Making Friends with Architecture”

Drawing in the Dark

I wanted to work tonally, a technical exercise really but it turns out to be a rather nice walk-around of my house at Christmas 2013… so I’ve put it here! The slight yellow/blue feel to them is due to being on different paper, one more creamy and one more white. Not much today – moreContinue reading “Drawing in the Dark”

Having Faith

I have struggled these last few weeks of my first Semester on the MA, I’m not entirely sure why. More often than not it involves wrestling with the ugly spectre that is self-doubt. I have produced a lot more than I am including here, much of it is the product of a fairly exhausted mind. SoContinue reading “Having Faith”

Drawing on Location 4

I went out to draw at Writtle duck pond. I hoped to get the opportunity to draw people, children and their adults especially, and ducks. I sort of got to do that, but it was cold. And you can tell – which just goes to show how the truth comes out through drawing. You canContinue reading “Drawing on Location 4”

Drawing on Location 3

I’m a little bit more on the look out for narrative, for the ‘story’ in what I am drawing. It’s no longer enough to just start drawing stuff, any stuff – I mean that’s fine and all – but I want to be a bit more selective. Sort out the really nice moments, interesting places,Continue reading “Drawing on Location 3”

Drawing on Location 2

An MA update: More drawing on location. I think I am getting better, because I have actually produced a couple of drawings that I like. They’re not amazing, but I am getting back into the swing of drawing both people and the environment they inhabit – and not just as two separate drawings… actually thatContinue reading “Drawing on Location 2”

Drawing On Location 1

So the first project of my MA is to explore and discover our personal visual language by ‘observation and experiment’. The observation has to include the moving human figure in natural, everyday environments. That’s not how they choose to frame it, but that is more or less what it boils down to. I think thisContinue reading “Drawing On Location 1”

Experiments With Technique or Media

This is a post to collect a lot of odds and ends really. Trying out different techniques and bits and bobs. The photo-collage of my two boys with the pen and ink studies of their ‘precious things’; that’s just a nice thing to have. I think I should do one every year, to see howContinue reading “Experiments With Technique or Media”