Rain

August in Edinburgh. Adults back to work, kids back to school. Tourists, comedy posters, slow buses and umbrellas. Ok, to … More

Katherine Mansfield

I got some new watercolour pencils and wanted to try them out, so I drew this. It’s a pretty poor … More

Summer holidays

I went down to Sussex for a week. This is a sketch I did in my parents’ back garden.

Recent sketchbook stuff

People on the Meadows: Chimneys somewhere in Edinburgh: Some writers, copied from a stack of postcards I bought in a … More

Bus sketches

These are drawings I’ve been doing on the bus to work. In the top one I was heading into town, … More

Drawings at Akva

I go to a drawing group at Akva every now and again. These are some things I drew at that.

Check

Drawn with a trusty Edding 500 chisel tip marker.

Kendrick Lamar

This is taken from a photo in a big coffee-table book called “Hip Hop Raised Me”.

Dots

  Inktense pencils on paper.

Tree

Drawn with Inktense watercolour pencils.

Self portraits

A couple of self portraits. The first one started off as a contour drawing: This second one’s in a more … More

bananas

Bananas

I read about Frida Kahlo drawing fruit, so I thought I’d draw some fruit. I drew the bananas from life, … More

frida kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Been reading Hayden Herrara’s biography Frida recently. Crazy stories. This is drawn from a photo taken by Nickolas Muray in 1939.

Muriel Spark

Edinburgh’s got Muriel Spark fever at the moment. She was born 100 years ago, and there’s an exhibition of letters … More

The Royal Oak

Sketches at the downstairs part of the Royal Oak, a folk music pub in Edinburgh.