Wednesday, 22 February 2012

That Old Time Elegance

A sketchbook image, then antiqued a little on the comp...

Splat Dress!

This time a pencil & watercolour sketch from my A4 recycled sketchbook.

This formed the basis for a later illustration.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Inspiration- Patrick Morgan

Yep, just like so many lovers of drawing I really dig Patrick Morgans work, whether people or still life or rooms, they have a lovely fresh quality. 
In sharp contrast to my views on what makes proper art when I was a student, and how I would have felt about Patricks work (oil painting is the highest, anything else isn't worth it) I now admit I prefer his more drawing based work to his oil paintings.  Maybe the drawings show more directly the personality of the creator?

See more of his work at

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


On this blog, in addition to my sketches I will also post other stuff which has inspired/ influenced/ interests me.

A drawing by one of my absolute favourite illustrators Lapin. I love the wobbly flow and continuity of the line, and limited colour.



Art Dept Observation Sketch 7

This time it's a little bit different, after ballsing up the sketch I started I then applied some brown paper, wallpaper & gouache and started again.

All these "Art Dept" sketches are in a handmade A5 landscape format sketchbook, made from reclaimed pages of old discarded sketch books.