Sketches on the Underground

There’s only so much reading of the Metro I can bear when I have to take the tube. This is a far more productive way to commute.

Magnificent flying machines

I carry a mini 10 x 15 cm (about 2/3 of what it looks like on-screen) sketchbook with me at all times. Of course it restricts how much detail can be put down… Continue reading

Bread in print

Woken up early by the postman this morning with fresh copies of Fire & Knives, the exquisitely produced food quarterly which is the baby of writer, photographer and merry foodie Tim Hayward. Chuffed… Continue reading

The Acrobat who wouldn’t keep still

…And more people who won’t hold a pose. A treat in the studio when we were entertained by an acrobat one afternoon. He lifted and held his weight rigidly over posts, did cartwheels… Continue reading

At the Laban Dance Centre

How do you draw something that doesn’t stay still? With difficulty. Visiting the Laban Centre, I was lucky enough to spend an entire day drawing contemporary dance students. I found myself in improvised… Continue reading

A truly London beverage

I love London, buildings, drawing, and a little alcoholic beverage now and then. So the opportunity to combine some of my favourite things? Amazing. Just wobbled back on my bike after a happy… Continue reading

Life Drawing

I struggle with life drawing. It’s a combination of long poses and warm studio lights that slow me down and send me to sleep. Or failing that, too much time on a drawing… Continue reading

At the Natural History Museum

The Drawing School has been taking us to the Natural History Museum as part of our ‘Challenging Interiors’ course. It doesn’t get much more challenging than this ‘cathedral of nature’, designed by the… Continue reading

Last night in London

What better way to remedy a day in front of a computer nursing a wisdom tooth than with a couple of hour’s drawing in London by night. Sitting on street corners in the… Continue reading

In the heat of the kitchen

Only week two at the Prince’s Drawing School and already we’re fortunate enough to be welcomed into the kitchens at 1 Lombard Street Restaurant this morning. Regulars will remember my earlier interest in… Continue reading