Saturday, 1 August 2015

figure 1001110



rule number 1 -  make sure your tools are sharpened properly. Makes all the difference in mark making!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

a sheet of 5-10mins figures

trying to work in some midtones to lights in a short time. And working with a 6B rather than a 4B.


Tuesday, 14 July 2015

candid arts life drawing. Short pose





Friday, 3 July 2015

worshop drawings

i attended a workshop with Henry Yan this week. Drawing at an easel all day is physically and mentally tiring. It was a pleasure to see him demo. Here is a few of my drawings from the 3 days. a mixture of charcoal pencil short pose/long pose on newsprint and vine charcoal and charcoal pencil on a textured paper.







Thursday, 25 June 2015





a couple of 10 minute life drawings.

Saturday, 16 May 2015





embrace

33x23 "

charcoal on strathmore paper


crop detail



Friday, 8 May 2015

a post a month

i figured I'd try to do a post a month. So here's more figure drawings all under 10 mins.
charcoal on newsprint.






Sunday, 19 April 2015

first post in 2015

This is my first post on my blog since dec 2014.

I felt the need to go away and do alot more drawing.
I did a month or 2 at the watts online atelier. It helped me develop my pencil caligraphy and quick indication drawing. I must have filled about 70 A2 sheets full of timed heads and figure drawings.
The watts method is based on the older 'Riley' method helping you navigate through the figure more quickly mapping shadow edges with hard and soft lines. The technique improves your consistancy in your drawing and its an enjoyable way of drawing. I especially like it for shorter pose work. Although i still need way more practice. I ''try'' to fill a sheet every morning before work.

Here is a couple of sheets of 2-3 mins poses. As you can see i rarely have hit the legs as i run out of time. I will post some more soon.







Friday, 19 December 2014


last 2 life drawings before the new year.

15mins and 30mins





Merry xmas and new year!


Saturday, 22 November 2014

15mins from life


Saturday, 8 November 2014

3 drawings from the sketchbook

i thought id post them together. About 6 inches in size.
I drew them on the train. and finished at home. I try to get as much figure practice in as i can.. mixing the mediums and sizes of the drawings. Ill post some black and white chalk drawings soon.


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

art journey: Portraits and Figures

Im very proud to be included in a new art book Art Journey: Portraits and Figures. I see some familiar names in the book and i'm honored to be included along with them. Congrats to all the artists involved!

link


Monday, 27 October 2014

life drawing 30 mins


a bit more painterly approach on this one.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

figures

work has been busy...life is busy

here are some life drawings. practice practice practice





Friday, 5 September 2014

life

recent life drawing. trying to carry across the drawing at home into my life drawings




Monday, 18 August 2014

figure
charcoal

from photoref


Sunday, 10 August 2014

figures

Been very busy of late. This is my first post in a few months.

Still working to improve my structural forms and simplifing volumes.

Here is one i drew of late. I will post more soon.


Sunday, 1 June 2014

figure

figure in charcoal


Sunday, 18 May 2014






more life drawings.  The last 2 drawings are my attempts at a more complete figure drawing. And as you can see they look incomplete.  I find it hard to get final images that have accurate drawing and values.. strong structure and design within a relatively short time limit. So these drawings are a good representation of my decision making within the time limit. Its something to keep working on but its exciting to see little bits of progress.