I started this sketch of Dave the labradoodle earlier this month, but finally finished it today! Drawn using Sakura Pigma Micron Pens in an A5 sketchpad.
Created using a couple of reference photos, this was a gift for a colleague. He was fun to draw!
These were actually taken the day after Winter Solstice, but the moon was still full and the sky was actually clear enough to see it! I then looked to the Christmas lights around Ipswich's Waterfront for inspiration:
I started working on this drawing in a local workshop. I worked from one of my own reference photos, that I'd taken earlier this year in Suffolk.
This was a gift for a friend on their 80th birthday - my own design including a sketch of his boat, burnt onto a wooden plaque, quoting his words, used when things don't go according to plan!
I love magpies, and I enjoyed capturing the character of this one on paper! Using one of my own photos for inspiration, I first sketched the outline in pencil before completing the drawing using Sakura Pigma Micron pens. I then decided that it needed some colour, so used Winsor and Newton watercolours to make the … Continue reading Magpie, pen and watercolours
Towards the end of 2017 I was surprised and happy to find I'd won first prize in a local owl sanctuary's annual photography competition (Blog Post: Photo Competition Success). I was even happier when I found that the prize was a place on one of their 'Photo Day Experiences'! I opted to attend one of … Continue reading ‘Photo Day Experience’ at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
I’ve had a great week for finishing creative projects, and I am especially pleased to have completed this one! I started this pyrography quite a while ago, and have worked on it around a variety of other projects.
Looking for inspiration on a chilled out Easter Sunday, I went for walk around Banham Zoo with my camera and sketchbook. The zoo was pretty busy, and rain showers kept me ducking for cover for most of the day. Despite this, I got some great photos of some of their newest arrivals (the zoo had … Continue reading Sleepy Sunday Sketching
I started this at an art workshop in Norfolk last week, and I used Instagram and Tumblr to share a couple of 'work in progress' photos which kept me motivated to finish this one in good time! I used my own photo, taken at Colchester Zoo in 2017, as reference for this drawing.