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Drawing, drawing and more drawing.

My wonderful sister. A birthday card.Thought it would be fun to mimic an early Lucian Freud trick. Waiting for a friend St.Martins Lane.So much fun being in the centre of the world (for me) and having some time to make … Continue reading

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Velasquez sketchbook page in 3 states

Christ in the house of Martha & Mary. probably 1618, Diego Velázquez in the National Gallery.  After 15 minute sketch in the National Gallery, this was worked up at home without looking at the original. I really like this painting, it has a lot … Continue reading

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Sketchbook: Wales

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Sketchweek 3: Anthony Hopkins as King Lear.

Again, watching Shakespeare on the TV. Again, the TV sketching rules are: No freeze framing, No revising afterwards. So it’s like a moving life drawing class. King Lear is great to draw as he goes through such a transformation. Anthony … Continue reading

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Sketchweek 2: Climbing in Derbyshire

My sons went Geckos climbing  club on a holiday (link here). This was in the beautiful Derbyshire peak district on gritstone which is great to climb on. I stayed on the ground and watched in wonder. There was some time … Continue reading

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Sketchweek 1: Family

The amount of times you’ve looked at your family. As you know them so well, there is only so much you can fit into a drawing of them. My Father. 130718. Pencil in sketchbook. A sense of calm. A detail … Continue reading

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London Zoo + Patti Smith!?

While chaperoning school children to London Zoo; of course there were a few moments in which to make a sketch or two. Here they are. Gorillas just cannot smile, they haven’t got the muscles. And there was me thinking they … Continue reading

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