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!
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
Something a bit different! As I hadn't drawn giraffes before, I first visited a local zoo to do some sketches and reference photos. While drawing, I noticed the strongest features of a giraffe were the huge eyes and incredibly long eyelashes. I also noticed that they have a very oddly shaped head and nose, which was … Continue reading Technicolour Giraffe
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
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
My latest pen drawing is of a snow leopard I saw at Banham Zoo recently: My daily drawing project seems to have shifted somewhat from it's original plan. It started with the goal of completing one drawing each day for a year, then shifted to having the aim of doing at least some drawing each … Continue reading Snow leopard
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…