The Decline of White Plastic Chairs

During my MA Conceived of a project I called the ‘White Plastic Chair Project‘. It was about drawing in the kind of places and spaces that you might find white plastic chairs. Interestingly they are rather more difficult to find these days. Most seem to have been replaced by aluminium chairs: much stronger, less mucky-lookingContinue reading “The Decline of White Plastic Chairs”

Over and Over Again

Just to show a little of the amount of work involved with creating a picture book.. here are just two sketchbook pages from many more. This is me drawing the pose over and over, one pose for just one picture in the whole picture book… Luckily I love drawing people. Over and over again. And here isContinue reading “Over and Over Again”

Making Big Doll

This work refers back to the wordless graphic novel style story that I worked on for my second semester of my first year on the MA. The project brief was ‘The Sequential Image’ and I chose to work on a story that developed from two separate incidents; spending time drawing in an old folk’s careContinue reading “Making Big Doll”

Summer Progress MA

So, I have finally found some time to get on with my own work. It’s so satisfying and addictive, yet also so very frustrating. I’m not going to go on about it too much here, well suffice to say – I’m edging closer to something I like, finding my way through. I know this isn’tContinue reading “Summer Progress MA”

Recent Progress: Semester 2

  I haven’t blogged for AGES because I’ve been both working on the MA and trying to establish a business for myself drawing at weddings & events. This is a really exciting thing, and I feel very positive about it but it requires a separate post, with links to my new business sites etc – definitely coming very shortly. AndContinue reading “Recent Progress: Semester 2”

Some of the Best Bits from the Last Few Weeks of Semester 1

What a dull title. I could have called it ‘That Elusive Thing’… or ‘We Almost Never Eat on The Coffee Table in The Lounge in Front of the TV, Honest’ I drew this with a dip pen, in situ and used acrylic to paint and draw almost at the same time. Of course the coffeeContinue reading “Some of the Best Bits from the Last Few Weeks of Semester 1”

Making Friends with Architecture

 I’m so excited about this. It is ‘re-worked’ from my original drawing and I like the brickwork and tiles. That’s how I wanted to do it when I was drawing it on location. It’s looser, more free and I’ve used a dip pen, which is so much better as the line is less controlled. OKContinue reading “Making Friends with Architecture”

Drawing in the Dark

I wanted to work tonally, a technical exercise really but it turns out to be a rather nice walk-around of my house at Christmas 2013… so I’ve put it here! The slight yellow/blue feel to them is due to being on different paper, one more creamy and one more white. Not much today – moreContinue reading “Drawing in the Dark”

Having Faith

I have struggled these last few weeks of my first Semester on the MA, I’m not entirely sure why. More often than not it involves wrestling with the ugly spectre that is self-doubt. I have produced a lot more than I am including here, much of it is the product of a fairly exhausted mind. SoContinue reading “Having Faith”