and here's my sketch done with Urban Sketchers Southampton at the Central Library Southampton. 2B and 5B pencil in A4 cartridge sketchbook in around an hour.
Don't miss this - love it or hate it you can't ignore it - the British preoccupation with romantic art is still alive and kicking!
done with Urban Sketchers Southampton at Tudor House Museum Southampton. A view looking out from a first floor window overlooking the back garden. A3 sketchbook on 300gsm watercolour paper in around one hour. Happy New Year!
and something I did over 30 years ago after the excesses of Christmas. Airbrushed with bodycolour on paper 110 x 140mm
is the statue of a man contemplating water in his cupped hands standing in the crypt of Winchester Cathedral. I have always found this work by Antony Gormley very spritual and calming. Unusually it is completely dry at the moment as it always floods during wet conditions. I did this sketch during a welcome break from the busy cathedral Christmas market just outside.
on urban sketching in which I have one sketch published. Archisketcher : A guide to spotting & sketching urban landscapes is edited by Simone Ridyard and contains a range of work by inveterate sketchers with tips and advice on the topic.
published in the current edition of the Journal of Illustration. It's always good to see my sketches used in a publication and especially a respected academic journal (and they found space for all 16 pages!) I co presented a poster at the 4th International Illustration Symposium in Oxford in 2013 with my colleague Julia Moszkowicz.
done as an experiment on a sheet of Arches 300gsm NOT paper. Having just received a pack of this paper and not having used Arches for a while I thought I'd try it out and contrived this view - nowhere in particular. 27cm x 43cm in around 2 and a half hours.
done on location just outside Burley in the west of the Forest in around an hour and completed in the studio. Having spent 7 years living in the Forest I have a nostalgic attachment to the area and this is a typical view across the heathland. A3 sketchbook on 140Ib NOT.