Copper lamps

Sitting passing some time at the Senator furniture showroom in London. I’m waiting for the student work to arrive so that we can put their end of year exhibition up. It’s raining outside, and everyone is feeling a little damp. I’m sitting in one of the comfy felt booths, with coffee and sketchbook so thought…

Twitter Header

New Year, new Twitter header. Thought I’d make my Twitter header all drawings – some buildings, a man, a bottle. After I put it together I realise there isn’t one watercolour – all done in either colour pencil or brushpens…I think it’s telling me something!  

Colour Pencils

Messing with colour pencils while watching the Rugby World Cup Final. Not convinced about them, but therapeutic to be colouring in! Much less stressful than watercolour but prefer the results of watercolour…..   

Carbon pen

Poursac Church – platinum carbon pen and brush pens. The church is lovely and has a timber shingle tower.  Trying to finish up my small Fabriano sketchbook.

Angouleme door

  An ink sketch with Lamy Safari pen, done sitting in the car after Christmas lunch with friends. It was cold and my car was totally boxed in…so what else could I do but draw!

Chateau – ink sketch

Mostly drawn on location at La Rochefoucauld Chateau. Finished with brush pens at home when rain got too heavy to see! &lt

The line revisited

These black and white “line” drawings are from several years ago – nice to revisit them and to see some of this old way of working remerging.

Drawing with sunglasses

Cycled to Lichere and sat in the late afternoon sun to catch these strong shadows. Colours a bit mad as had very rose tinted sunglasses on while painting!

Riad rooftop drawing

Sitting in the rooftop garden of the Riad in Marrakesh, Morocco – one of the many drawings from my trip earlier this year. It was hot, so hot, with the call to prayer echoing around, and the hushed but busy sounds of the city. Colour pencil, A4 size – double page spread.

Capper Street sketch

Tiny (smaller than A5) pen sketch from a few years ago when I used to cycle around London stopping to sketch whenever I saw a building I liked.

Barbican construct

The Barbican in London is one of my favourite brutal buildings. This drawing is in colour pencil and pastel A3 size.

Welcome to my drawing blog

I’ve decided to separate out my drawings from my writings, so have set up this blog for drawings. My writing and interiors related blog will continue on The first of many drawings to come – one I did several years ago of the Commonwealth Institute in London – now The Design Museum.