Category Archives: Sketchbook

Vote 100 Parade

An illustration to celebrate #vote100: February 6th marked 100 years of (some) women gaining the right to vote in the UK. There was a lantern parade through the centre of Bristol to celebrate the centenary, past the University tower (lit up … Continue reading

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Wensleydale wonders

  Straight to ink pen drawings from my summer sketchbook: Wensleydale sheep, wading and chewing their way through the field at the bottom of the garden. So many things to draw, finish up and post at the moment, but I’m … Continue reading

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Football fan art

I don’t follow football all that much, but I enjoy the world and euro cups and this year’s Women’s Euro 2017 final was a fantastic one to watch! Here are a few quick ink & watercolour sketches of the Netherlands … Continue reading

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Plant-filled travel post-it

It’s been a travel month, with trips to both beloved rainy home places and exciting new sunny ones, all with their own mesmerising summertime colours 🏞🌧🌲🌷🌿🌺🌵🌞 🌅 I’ve got a whole backlog of paintings and sketchbook pages to put up, but … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Sunbathers

It’s been a busy time, and I’ve been neglecting WordPress a bit because of it..! Here’s a sketchbook page of some straight-to-ink summery sunbathers I drew in the park a while ago.                 … Continue reading

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Around the river-bend

  I did some outdoors sketching during a brief glimmer of sunshine, but the on-flowing mysteries past the broad river-bend were barred by a beaked guardian.

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Actual beaver

A few days ago while on a walk I saw a wild beaver for the first time! A real live actual wild beaver, in the wild, being all beaver-like. I mean no big deal I wasn’t totally over-awed and straining my … Continue reading

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Moominland

I went to Moominland this week! You can find a handy portal into it at the Southbank Centre by Waterloo. You have to book in advance as only small groups of people can go in at a time because the … Continue reading

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Tanuki time

Drew this tanuki for a friend’s birthday 🎉🍃🍶🌿🌰✨ I loved seeing these often gormless looking guardians while in Japan, statues ranging in size from ankle to waist height, keeping watch by home, storefront and restaurant doors. Chingodo shrine in Tokyo … Continue reading

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Flinky

We said goodbye to our lovely dog Flinky this week. A little fluff-ball mongrel, born in Greece, where we lived at the time, he was with us for 17 years and it hits hard to miss him. It’s been good to … Continue reading

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