Thursday, 28 April 2016

The Physical

Seeing, and aiming for, the physical weight of the body. Trying to feel it through the paint. Weight. 

Sit down, take the weight off...

Someone referred to this as the one where she is wearing shin pads.

I can see his point.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Foot rub

This was part of a pose from life drawing the other day. Wasn't sure what to draw so focused on the hands holding the foot. Not what I intended to draw, have flattened the image out too graphic, but kind of like it anyway.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016


Been following an idea of the way classical sculptures have been eroded by time/weather/man to the partial forms we see in museums. Of carrying that image across to life drawing.

Not there yet but here are a couple from along the recent way.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Mea Culpa, and Happy new year

Head hung in shame for abandoning this for so long.

Blame Life
Blame Work
Blame Candy Crush Soda

Tuesday, 17 November 2015


Back to Hendon for more sketching.

Helicopters caught my eye. Didn't draw the one I first saw as there were no benches near it and I forgot to take my stool.

But these ones were handy.

I like how the small orange one looks pensive and anxious. That, a mate told me, is because the big red one has got the hump with it and is giving it the silent treatment. Look at the expressions on their faces.

Which reminds me... I got into a debate on the difference between anthropomorphism and pathetic fallacy the other day....


Been gone for ages. Seems like forever, and seems like a few weeks.

What can I say ? Work.....

Been Cornwall, Devon ( again ) Manchester ( again ) and hardly any sketching time in there.

But back home now, so reviving the blog.

More soon.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Two Faces

Very busy with work at the moment, but wanted to get at least one post in for June.

Two people sketched on the train into town the last few weeks.

Nothing special, just stuff to pass the time.