Thursday, 28 April 2011

Fame at last!!

Anyone wondering how to cut a dash on the beach this summer should check this link.  It's all about the hat.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Half an hour in the pub..

Okay so I lied..more black and white stuff.  Found myself in the glorious situation of having half an hour with absolutely nothing to do before picking my kids up from school, so I plonked myself in the nearest bar, ordered the least fancy kind of tea on the board and sat and sketched.  There were lots of people either reading or having discussions over bits of paper, pads, magazines etc, so I decided to make paper the theme of the day...

Alas paper can only hold the attention for so long....

Monday, 25 April 2011

A day at the beach

Went with the family to Clevedon yesterday and had an ace time - only managed to find a little time for sketching.  Bit of a paradox here with the sketches - the beach was full splashing and shouting and running and general good times.  As a result I did loads of half sketches of people on the move that'll mean nothing to anyone but me...the only ones I got anywhere near finished were ones of people standing still (and often out of context) - these look kinda melancholy which is completely misleading!

Ah well you live and learn - I'm off to empty the sand out of my shoes...

PS - I may have to take a slight leave from the blog until I've done something colourful - there's been a bity of a run on the B&W!!

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Dogs and a sprog..

The last of my farm pics, mostly of Bob the sheepdog - a little wonky I'll admit, but being as they were drawn in stolen moments when he was waiting for me to throw the ball again I think I'm justified in still being pleased with them! The other one is of my daughter mixing animal feed. She's harder to get to stand still than the dog.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

And now for the chooks...

Some more scribbles from the farm, although I have to admit I spent more time just enjoying being there (as opposed to sat at a desk) than I did drawing. Click here for some lovely pics of Cwmchwefru Farm and you'll get an idea why -a very nice place to spend a few sunny days..

Friday, 22 April 2011


Whilst we're keeping true to our word, I promised one of my faithful readers some pictures of goats a while back. Finally made it to Mel's folks' farm in Powys on the weekend, and got a few sketches down in the barn (more species to follow!!).

Game on! (again)

Mentioned in a previous post that I had some more pictures of gamers (them that is engaged in videogamery being ideal as models), but subsequently failed to find them. Then look what i found in me loft - there is a point to spring cleaning after all! Sorry about the slightly wierd ear on the first one....if you slightly close the sketchbook it looks perfect honest!!