Saturday, 27 May 2017

I want your skull

"I want your skull, I neeeed your skull!" Hey - thought I would share this as it's a really powerful exercise if you are interested in doing human portraits. I'm looking at references for male and female skulls (quite different btw) and trying to sketch what lies beneath the surface. Front, side and 3/4. This is the kind of thing I'm doing for my own study, not always sharing. You may or may not find this interesting but if you've never tried it - try it.

Corbyn (scan)

Here's a better scan and crop of the Jeremy Corbyn drawing I did earlier in the month. I know some of you will have seen it already! I took a dark photo at first because there's this annoying crease across the top right of the image. It's thin sketchbook paper and I couldn't get the crease out with a metal ruler. Once scanned I did a little photoshop tinker to clean it up.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017


This is a digital one - painted in Photoshop with an Intuos Draw tablet.  A colour study really but mostly I am trying to feel form. I'll leave stuff like this on my desktop and take a little pop at them every now and then between traditional frustrations..

Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Study of Jeremy Corbyn. Trying to tease the likeness out in pencils, what do ya think?

Still time to register to vote in the UK -

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Prime Overlord

Little painting I did this morning of Theresa May - current Prime minister of England. It's a study in gouache - The blue tone coming from Payne's Grey mixed in with the blacks, whites and greys on the palette. Corbyn in red anyone?