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
Last Wednesday I went out on the water with my local sailing group for the first time this season, and brought my camera along to get a few photos. After a dismal and overcast start to the evening, the skies cleared for a beautiful sunset over the Broads. I took the opportunity to dust off … Continue reading Oulton Broad, Wayfarer Sailing
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
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
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
Earlier this month most of the UK was treated to a late winter snow fall. Nicknamed the 'Beast from the East', the icy winds and thick blanket of snow caused havoc on Britain’s roads. I braved the freezing temperatures for a walk up to Mousehold Heath in Norwich, which looked very picturesque in the late … Continue reading Snow!
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
The following photos were taken while walking around Cambridge with a friend - the ice rink in particular was great fun to observe!
On Boxing Day I watched the dinghies and keelboats racing from Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club, and took a few photos. I couldn't resist getting a bit more creative with some of my photos, even using the reflections in the clubhouse windows!