Most of the stuff in my sketchbooks are scribbles for ideas and inspirations, but quite often I’ll find something will start as a doodle or a rough sketch, then evolve into a 'proper' drawing! This will be scanned and edited soon as I think it will look great in my Redbubble portfolio!
I had to wait to share this as it was a gift for a friend's birthday! This was drawn using my dip pen and Indian ink, drawing inspiration from a few photographs on Pixabay, and I built up the tones gradually using watercolours. It took quite a bit of building up to get to the … Continue reading Stonehenge, pen and watercolours
After falling a little bit behind with my 365-drawing challenge (365 Days of Art!), I've decided to participate in the online Inktober challenge. For anyone who hasn't heard of it, Inktober is a month long drawing challenge that was initiated by artist Jake Parker. I'd heard of it before, but this is the first time … Continue reading Inktober Challenge
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
Following my recent visits to Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, I have a variety of great photos and sketches of birds and mammals - lots of inspiration! When I first started photography, my aim was simply to take my own art reference photos to work from. This means that, as well as focussing on high quality images … Continue reading Raven
Although I've sketched fennec foxes a few times in the last year (being desert animals that sleep most of the day, they make lovely drawing subjects!) I hadn't gotten around to creating a full size drawing of them. The reference photo I used for this drawing was a slightly grainy image I'd taken in 2016 … Continue reading Fennec Foxes
This has taken me a few days, as I kept picking it up and putting it down again, but I finished my line drawing of a bear that I started earlier this week... I do love drawing with pen, though it does take some getting used to, as the lines can sometimes appear very harsh … Continue reading Bear, Pen Drawing
Fox, Derwent Graphik Line Maker 1.0 on unbranded cartridge paper. This started as a doodle, but I got carried away and really quite like the finished picture! Reference photo my own, taken in 2016.
I love creating home made gifts where possible... This one was for my Grandad, who has a history of working on trawlers out of Lowestoft. The boat in the picture was one that he’d mentioned having worked on at the very start of his career. Working from an old printed reference photo, I completed the … Continue reading ‘Trawling’ for Christmas gifts…