Pre/During ‘Quarantina’ Diptych

Posted by on Apr 29, 2020 in The Latest | No Comments

Below is an image I created for a new drawing challenge on Doodle Addicts. The prompt was to create a Diptych image of life pre/post quarantine. So I took this opportunity to use one of my existing illustrations and create a new illustration alongside it: I had an idea for a message I wanted to […]

7 Steps to Becoming an Illustrator

Posted by on Apr 27, 2020 in Popular, The Latest | 16 Comments
7 Steps to Becoming an Illustrator

I received an email a while back from another artist who was just starting out. He had a great portfolio of work but was unsure about how to launch off into the illustration world. Looking back almost 10 years now when I started out as a professional illustrator, I was a little naive and wasted […]

Roger Federer Poses

Posted by on Apr 20, 2020 in The Latest | No Comments

Here is an update on the Roger Federer poses I previously asked your opinions on. I selected the two with the highest votes and sketched them out in more detail. These are by no means the finished article but I wanted to give you a feel of where it’s going. Please let me know in […]

Sketch Daily w/c 13/Jun/2020

Posted by on Apr 14, 2020 in The Latest | No Comments

FRIDAY theme of the day: Free Draw Friday THURSDAY theme of the day: Legally Large Dogs TUESDAY theme of the day: Hip hop

Hello? Everybody home?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2020 in The Latest | 4 Comments

We’re all in this mess together, aren’t we? I hope things for you haven’t been too bad. Well, like most creative folk, I’ve been trying to make hay while the sun shines (through the glass) and using this isolation to figure out how to make better videos, and also revisiting some forgotten sketches. Here’s one […]

Lunchtime News

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in The Latest | 4 Comments

When: Aug, 2019Duration: Half an hourWhat: A man reading the newspaperWhere: Castle Park, BristolDetails: During my lunch break this guy was keeping up to date with what “was poppin’”. Good sun = good lighting.

Chronicles of Colombia

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in The Latest | 4 Comments

A couple of months ago I was in Colombia doing a bit of reconnecting with family, improving Spanish and, of course drawing… Santa Marta My trip started in Santa Marta, on the northern coast of Colombia. A place of beaches and heat.

Pandora’s Head and Artistic Licence

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Popular, The Latest | No Comments

Pandora’s head is not here. Yet. In my latest video (below), I finally give Pandora the head she deserves. She’s been waiting over a decade. You may know that I often go out sketching and end up with unfinished drawings. This can be for a multitude of reasons; the person I’m drawing inconsiderately decides to […]

Copic Pen Shading

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in The Latest | 8 Comments

Video Number Five Another video was made! In this one, I chat a little bit about shading, specifically Copic marker shading. I take you through a quick process of how I shaded the image below. Copic Markers are a pretty popular tool for colouring artwork, and especially for shading ink drawings. 

Hands On T-shirts

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in The Latest | No Comments

A little story about some t-shirt designs It started with a goal of getting better at drawing hands. Ask any artist and they will say drawing hands are one of the most frustrating areas of the human anatomy to make look right. So I did a lot of sketching hands of strangers in cafes, from […]

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