Ah Bin’ Drawing. (An’ plan ta do more)

Since finishing painting the wall at Ashley Down, I've taken a job working as a painter decorator for an old friend who runs a property maintenance company. It makes sense. There are some large gaps in my drawing/painting ability, many if which can be sorted out with regular practice in a sketchbook, so that's what …

Over Head Projector

Ashley Down School had put this OHP out to be recycled a little while back, so I have rehoused it in my little workshop. I've  also made a lttle projection screen/ drawing board so now wecan enlarge our sketches. Awesome! Here's a picture of Tula enlarging her new character 'The Buckland Beast' The bat shadow …

The Irishman with the Russian Jacket.

On Saturday I met a man named Allen who has lived in Bristol for years but comes from Ireland. He told me a story about a rabbit being blown onto the roof of a house recently in Ireland. Fancy that! That must have been quite some wind. Allen wore a dark grey, Russian military Jacket …

A Yard in St Wherburgs

At a part of St Wherburgs, called Boiling Wells, there is a yard behind a big green metal door. On Saturday night, a community horticulture project called Purple Patch, (they've got a Facebook page called PURPLEPATCHBRISTOL) put on an event in a little venue within that yard. There was live Music and a bar, which …

Doodling with a DAGi

This is the first picture I have drawn on my phone, a Samsung S2 with the stylus I have just purchased.  It's a DAGi P507 Capacitive Touch. It's a curious device. It's very much like a nice metal pen with a lid, but the drawing tip is a small plastic disc that sits flat on …

Pub Bar

Very unusually for me at the moment I stopped at a pub on my way home today and had a couple of pints and did a bit of sketching. Very pleasant it was too. It soon became clear to me my perspective was out in the drawing above but I worked on it a bit …