Gargunnock House, Stirling, Scotland

Stirling Gargannock portraits

This summer 16 of us rented a manor house in Scotland for a week. The many rooms were full of paintings of the former owners long lineage. Having an A3 sketchbook to hand, all the family tree ended up on one page. Plus some of the bearded and extravagantly horned stuffed goats.

Stirling Gngnnock piano room

The main room was rather large. Each time I had a few minutes, a chair would be placed in a certain position and sketching would commence. Each time a different coloured pencil would be used. WH Smith’s do a pack of 20 for around £3.

It was enjoyable and impossible trying to work out the perspective. A view like this is overwhelming in it’s complexity, hence taking it bit by bit seemed to work.


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A Rainy night

rainy night

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Life Drawing book: Viewing / Making

Here’s some of the best spreads from the book.

You can order a copy at blurb:

I’m involved with Islington Exhibits in October. More information nearer the time.Drawing boook blog pdf

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The Idiot typeface

Named after the Akira Kurosawa movie, The Iggy Pop album and the Fyodor Dostoevsky book.

Note the amount of variants, essential as the eye can tell very quickly if you duplicate the same letter.

Made for a Japanese restaurant ident.


the idiot typeface a2

the idiot typeface b

the idiot typeface c

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Charring Cross bridge 18/07/14

One of my favourite views. Like a living postcard.

Charring Cross bridge 180714

Rather large. Click to make a lot bigger.

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Accidential composition in yellow. 230714

Accidential Composition in yellow sm

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Hands. 150714.

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hands 2



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