Category Archive: Drawing


I must be honest, when I started the school I wasn’t quite sure how one of the courses, ‘Drawing the Graphic Novel’, was relevant to my own pursuits. But as the year has… Continue reading

Ink and Rain

In my last term of the drawing school, I am resolved to make the most of the classes and battling through four days a week and three evenings a week. Virtually all of… Continue reading

A Cascade of Bricks

A few days a week I cycle down Leman Street on my way home, and over the last couple of months hoardings have gone up and swathes of men and machines have moved… Continue reading

Drawing and painting Hawksmoor

These days I’m happy to think I draw consistently well, but I’m still nervous about conveying real feeling into drawings. Simply, I go into automatic mode recording what I see and don’t think… Continue reading

Beauty and the Beast, Southwark

This an assortment of drawings done over the last few months as I’ve been keeping an eye on the steadily-rising beast that is the Shard, due to be completed at London Bridge next… Continue reading

Lazy days in Marrakesh

On a blissful trip to Morocco I got in a bit of sketching. Though the city of Marrakesh is beautiful, and the red walls and cobalt blue skies never failed to amaze me,… Continue reading

Learning from An Experiment

I’ve many drawings of groups of people I’d like to work up into paintings or prints but have been having trouble getting started. Composing pictures of a group is a new and tricky… Continue reading

Edward Ardizzone

I’ve been musing on the drawings of artist, illustrator and writer Edward Ardizzone recently. This week my Pa and I took a look at an exhibition of his work at Wolseley Fine Arts… Continue reading

Chandeliers and da Vinci

There are a few perks to having His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales as a patron. They include being able to draw in some rather special places and being invited to see… Continue reading

Gothic Galore

Regular readers may have noticed that I’m gradually getting back into drawing architecture. I’d been deliberately avoiding it as I tried to loosen up my style, but a combination of speedy drawings and… Continue reading