Thursday, 5 June 2014

Recent Drawings

Assorted life drawing quick poses

Artist Studies, from left to right; Veronese, Van Dyck, Jenny Saville, Waterhouse, Saville, Thomas Lawrence, Fantin-Latour

Life drawing


Saturday, 7 September 2013

I. Love. Faces.

She dropped out of my hand.
Smoking, it's not cool kids.
But I did try one of those electronic things, and that's the only thing. Ever. It glowed green.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

The Joys of Commuting

That's not internet sarcasm.

As well as seriously improving my balancing and 'Invisible to other Londoners' skills, I'm spoilt for choice for people watching! Even if there are an awful lot of downcast eyes.
Fun fun. Not to mention the exciting work I'm doing in between those morning/evening trains :]

And good times with good people, (with a lickle bit of a Sargent drawing thrown in fo' shits).

Stay awesome.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Well Directed Eire

Currently on a break in Ireland, and it's been pretty interesting so far.

Starting off with night trains and early morning ferries, the flat caps were out in full force.
Different places, but dark windows show the same.

Nothing like a 0630 stop in Maccy D's... upon realising nothing else is open. Coffee was good though, and there's decent space to work.

Check out @CupDublin for an awesome cup of joe and homemade scones.

Then a trip to Cavan to see my cousins results in helping out on the set of a music video! Felt very welcome by the crew. Check out The Strypes - . Nice guys with a great sound.

Then off to Mayo for BBQs and sexy trees (YUSS!)

Slán go fóill.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013



Photo study for a personal piece. Really enjoyed this and stopped when I felt it served its purpose.
Realised with one painting I really didn't know how to paint a horse, so with proportions/musculature as the main focus (those damnable legs!) I went on to have a lot of fun with it as a colour study as well.

More to come! Based on how much I learnt...

Monday, 8 April 2013

New Materials!

Trying out the digital sketchbook at life drawing. Great fun!

I post these acknowledging that the quality isn't soaring, but I was most interested in the pattern/rate of improvement.
All between 20\30 mins, I spent a (steadily decreasing) portion of each pose wrapping my head around a new tool.
That feeling you have when your brain is trying to compute technical/physical material complications, as opposed to just drawing or trusting your hand? Yeah, that. Just keep pushing.
So, in chronological order,

P.S. Getting to grips with PaintTool SAI on a 700t Ativ Smart PC Pro.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

A little catch up...

Some work since last.

Some quick studies of Anton Ažbe...

and Alphonse Mucha... those hands...

Marc Jacobs looking badass. (From photo by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue.)

And my good friend Bethany sat for a portrait.

Bye for now...

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Some Warmth For The Soul

Recently returned from a Caribbean holiday; wonderful heat, incredible light and colours, and new sights, smells and sounds for the refreshed senses!

I was touring on various islands, taking in the history, culture, the flora & fauna, and grabbing time here and there to knock out a little sketch. Words and photographs can't quite do the atmosphere justice, and I hope to return... those clouds demand to be painted!

Cruise Ship Ventura.

St. Vincent!

Bro on St. Maarten!


Onboard entertainment.


St. Kitts Botanical Gardens Bismark tree!


Sail Away!


Waterfall swimmin'!

Dynamite Groove!

Pre-dinner drink?! This guy's your man!

Le finale soleil :']

Now I just pretend that I can still feel my hands, and that the entire colour spectrum hasn't been reduced to 'every colour, plus brown and/or grey', and I'm good to go!

All the best! :]