Tuesday 21 April 2015

Drawing Hands

Some subjects you carry with you...

Graphite and sanguine oil, cropped from A4.

Thursday 16 April 2015

Hove Roof Tops

Yesterday, I went to Brighton with my children. But I parked in Hove (actually), as part of a plan that was largely scuppered by a derailment outside Brighton station.

This is the view from the top of the multistorey car park in Hove.


Langrish (sepia ink)
My car broke down on the A272 yesterday. It developed a coolant leak...

Tuesday 14 April 2015


This is a sketch made from a photograph (an old that I took over a decade ago). What makes it a sketch? Arbitrarily, because I decided it was one! It's small, it didn't take long, and its main purpose was to try line and wash on a sample piece of paper (Jackson's ECO, approx A5).

We used to visit Hay-on-Wye nearly every year for a while, before our chldren were born. Just to buy books and meet up with friends.

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Monday 6 April 2015

St. Uny's, Lelant

The final resting place of Peter Lanyon, the St. Ives artist.

Quick sketches using Rotring ArtPen.

Saturday 4 April 2015

East Pool Agar Limited

It was a little damp and chilly yesterday, but we were also following an Easter Egg trail, so there wasn't much time for sketching...

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Newbury Racecourse

...Station. Drawn while waiting for the steam train. Complete with soon-to-be-demolished, tallest-building-in-Newbury, derelict-and-dangerous, interesting-industrial-relict Sterling Cables.

The Mayflower at Newbury Racecourse

Newbury Racecourse has a railway station that is often used by mainline steam trains to take on water (it's not a busy station, and it has a convenient siding). Rose and I managed to be there while the Cathedrals Express, pulled by the Mayflower, was taking on water en route to Exeter this morning. This is my sketch from the platform on the other line.

It's a bit of a mish-mash, my sketch - there's Rotring ArtPen Indian ink, indigo calligraphy ink delivered via the Sailor pen, and Derwent Drawing pencils.