Thursday, 26 September 2013

Life Drawing...week 4

Tonight at life drawing saw a bit of a return to form...I found the model last week difficult to draw, and this is probably because he was a young, toned guy with lots of details in the muscle structure and tonal values when the light hit him. I tend to find the more curvaceous the figure, the easier it is to draw...anyway, all good stuff at the end of the day! Check out today's results below!

About 40 mins...the final piece of the evening.

About 23 weekly inked trial using the Pentel brush pen. 


Left and centre, 3 minute warm-up sketches and far right, a 15 minute study (there is also a third 3 minute warm-up sketch on the far right image but I didn't like that one so much!).

Monday, 23 September 2013

Life Drawing...week 3

This week's naked drawings...! Had a bit of an 'off' day that day...something just wasn't working right. Maybe I was tired as well as getting a young guy (about 20-21 ish) and he was quite toned so there was lots of detail and trying to capture lots of detail in several short span drawings is difficult to do! Roll on this Thursday! Ta!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Life Drawing...Week 2

Here is the second round of life drawing I took part in from Thursday 12 Sept 2013.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Sea Palling stuff!

Went to the beach today...Sea Palling in fact. Here's some art from there!

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Life Drawing!

I know, I know...haven't posted any drawing in a while. I have been working on some projects and not been doing any observational stuff, but this evening I went life drawing! I haven't been life drawing properly in a long while (by properly I don't count my good friend Matt's stag do - cos that was just funny!)...

It was very good to get back into the swing of it and this time, I was really focused on how I can connect my life drawing to my comic work. This is something I'm always told by critics and never really grasped the concept, so I started thinking about it tonight and it was beginning to make sense. It's funny to realise how one can do something for the sake of doing it, yet when doing it in relation to a set purpose it makes the experience all the more enjoyable and, more importantly, essential!

Here's this evening's scribbling!

(my favourite!)

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Project: Drawing #1

I'm doing a project with kids at school at the moment called Project: Drawing. The objective is to explore different ways of drawing through various concepts derived from six themes - Human Experience, The Environment, Animals & Plants, Events, Fantastic & Strange and Abstraction. The theory is this will help students to get better at their drawing and ability to think of inventive ideas to collect for a project. My personal aspect not only is to get better at my drawing, but also think of inventive ways to illustrate.

Comments welcome, thanks!

Friday, 12 April 2013

Drawings from Italy 12

Last post on the Italy drawings - Airport/Airplane drawings on the way there and back!

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Drawings from Italy, 11


A couple of my favourites today. Beach in Capri as it says on the bottom of the image on the left, and on the right, some ruins drawn in Pompeii - which is an amazing place and I was looking forward to actually sitting in it and drawing something. These gardens were perfect as it felt like a city healing itself after hundreds of years: an opulent, flowering garden amidst the ruined columns.

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Drawings from Italy 10


While I was in Italy, I bought a Moleskine watercolour's the best sketchbook I have ever bought! A landscape book, I found it difficult to not draw across a double page spread. I was also able to adapt a style I had been experimenting with at the time, which is to add black ink lines on top of the watercolour drawing.

These were drawn poolside in our hotel in Sorrento!

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Monday, 8 April 2013

Drawings from Italy part 9

Here's a sketchbook study of a church facade in Umbria. We were traveling back from a vineyard and stopped off on the way back to the hotel for some insect repellant. Strangely, there was a convenience store and a chemist next to a huge church! It was an unusual sight especially in the middle of fields!

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Sunday, 7 April 2013

Drawings from Italy 8

Studies of pool side bathers!

Umbria, Italy.

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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Drawings from Italy 7

First of some colour images today. Studies drawn from inside the Colosseum in Rome and a view from the train window of Mount Vesuvius as we passed it en route to Sorrento.

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Friday, 5 April 2013

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Drawings from Italy 5

Lazy days!

Just saw this...

...weird looking guy walked passed my window and had to sketch him!

Turns I was right to suspect.. this has just resulted in a little argument and a fight outside my house!

Just added a spot of colour to the image above... I lost the pen for my tablet and so couldn't be bothered to be accurate! Looks quite good though...will let you decide ;)

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Drawings from Italy4

One of my favourite times to draw is on the train. This guy proved to be a particularly good model!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Drawings from Italy3

Today's drawings come from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel! I have always wanted to see Michelangelo's famous mural and I was moved to tears. From an artistic standpoint I want to add! You couldn't take photos from inside the Chapel so I did what I do best...and drew! The two sketchbook pages came together quite seamlessly in Photoshop!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Honeymoon in Italy part2

Honeymoon in Italy, August 2012. Here are some beachy bathers!