Sunday, 25 January 2015


Frehand drawing with an Artline Calligraphy Pens 2.0.
Watercolour over the top, scanned and colours tweaked in Photoshop.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Drawing the Freaks

I liked American Horror Story: Freak Show. Some really bad scenes but there was a lot to like, it should have been eight episodes instead of the laborious 12 and the ending, why build up strong characters (like Paul) to have them turned off in and instant? It was good to see different body types on screen, and leading role's for older women too. All the seasons of American Horror Story have been difficult to watch, yet they all contain sparks of originality which don't quite fit a 90 minute movie or enough to pad out 13 episodes. As always worth watching for performances from Frances Conroy and Jessica Lange. Anyway it stirred me enough to do a quick drawing while watching the last episode.

Original blue pencil sketch.

Inked using an Artline Calligraphy Pen 2.0 because that's what I like using at the moment.

Watercolour and blue pencil added over the top. I then scanned this into Photoshop.

Colours adjusted and textures added in Photoshop

A couple of close up details..

Showing the finer texture details.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Documentation Drawing for The Art House

In recent months I have been invited by The Art House to attend selected sessions of their Belay Mentoring Programme for artists starting out in business. Sitting in on sessions making quick draw drawings in situ as an aide-mémoire for the workshop attendees to refer back to. Most of the technical information regarding tax, promotion, networking, social media etc is provided in handouts so I was concentrating on capturing the 'feel' and key messages of the sessions as experienced by the participants.