Category Archives: Illustration

Holiday Art 1. Still life in the sun.

Painting objects on their own doesn’t usually fill me with joy. I would rather have a breathing subject. The light being so strong in Italy, it gave the still life an interest to me. The subject is the light on … Continue reading

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Summer sketches. Surrey Flowers & Lewes Lido

These sketchbook pages are concerned with sunlight, interesting mark making and colour. The first three are images were made in gardens that are growing like there is no tomorrow. How to capture all this? These images were made at Lewes … Continue reading

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Mr Moustache. A portrait commission.

Mr Moustache went through a large amount of changes. All are fun. I was asked for an impressionistic view of the model, then a more realistic version, then a more photographic version, then a change of background. Some changes are … Continue reading

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Sketchmania.

So, here’s a mixture of drawings that don’t fit into a theme, apart ¬†from they were all drawn from life. We have: A five piece brass ensemble, a friend in the sun, art homework, my family, hand, trips to central … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 3. Tonal feedback.

In the crit at the end of the life drawing session asked why I painted on a loud pink spray painted background, I blurted out something to do with music feedback as a base for extemporising on. Having a strong … Continue reading

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Websites & backgrounds

There is so much content in everything now that is filched from other places. I prefer to make my own, the client is employing me for my work, not my talents as a thief. Which is different from having influences … Continue reading

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Building illustrations.

Over the past few years I’ve been illustrating architecture for the Auckland Castle project. It’s a really nice little job, the span of concentration, the translation of photos to unified illustrations and the feeling that is very near to playing … Continue reading

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