Friday, 10 October 2008

National Poetry Week illustration

A quick illustration for the Putney Book Illustration course, to mark National Poetry Week. I took my inspiration from a poem about the roar of the furnaces at Battersea Power Station.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008


Just got back from holiday in Sorrento. Beautiful part of Italy. Took loads of photos and did some sketching; this watercolour is from Pompei.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Life drawing

Been a while since I posted, so thought I would share these. Acrylic paint, done during the 45 minute pose at my usual class.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Ink & wash

Some warm-up sketches from life-drawing.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Ink & wash

The top picture is drawn with a brush, using neat and diluted chinese ink. About A2 size, about 30 minutes.

This picture is drawn with a stick dipped in ink, and then a wet brush is used to pull some of the ink out to create tone. About A1 size, a few minutes.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008


This illustration is my entry to a recent fairytale illustration competition. I chose to update the Brothers Grimm story Rumplestiltskin, with the title character now a little robot that can turn straw into gold.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Life drawing

A couple of watercolours from my life drawing class.