Ink drawing – iron bird

  Iron bird – made of scrap metal bits and pieces. He lives outside on our garden table – checking out the rather large round courgette!

Super-minimal travelling watercolour kit

  Filled empty pans with new Daniel Smith watercolour paints. Stuck them into an old Rotring pen tin, along with a piece of sponge, which left space for my trusty Roberson no. 8 travel watercolour brush and a pencil. My perfect, lightweight, small travel watercolour kit. The brush I realise I’ve had for at least…

Sketch tagine pots

Mini tagine pots – a memory of Morocco. Pen and colour pencil in sketchbook

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.

Jane Blundell

I’m hoping for a delivery tomorrow – four new watercolours, as recommended by Jane Blundell on her blog. She’s based in Australia and has done loads of tests with different combinations of colours. The four I’m waiting for are from Daniel Smiths range of excellent colours: Hansa Yellow Medium PY97 Quinacridone Magenta Phthalo Blue RS Transparent…

Orange cabin

Coming into our village – an orange cabin. Watercolour and pen in sketchbook.  

Pen, pencil, brush

Three key bits of kit. Lamy Joy pen, Pentel mechanical pencil with blue leads (lines don’t show on reproductions) and Pentel waterbrush – ink and watercolour in sketchbook.

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.