Haven’t posted here for ages. Here are a few things from the sketchbook. Crow: Man playing guitar at the Royal … More
Mostly from drawing groups at the pub (except for the Joseph Brodsky one, which was copied from a photo).
I caught a live stream of Brett Kavanaugh testifying to the Senate last Thursday. The best bits were when they … More
Copied from this picture Inspired by Are These Quirky Comics Launching a New Generation of Bird Enthusiasts? which gives a nod … More
I got some watercolour paints and I have no idea what I’m doing. I made the classic mistake where you … More
Bobby runs the open mic in the basement of the Royal Oak every other Friday. His songs tell stories of … More
August in Edinburgh. Adults back to work, kids back to school. Tourists, comedy posters, slow buses and umbrellas. Ok, to … More
I got some new watercolour pencils and wanted to try them out, so I drew this. It’s a pretty poor … More
I went down to Sussex for a week. This is a sketch I did in my parents’ back garden.
People on the Meadows: Chimneys somewhere in Edinburgh: Some writers, copied from a stack of postcards I bought in a … More
These are drawings I’ve been doing on the bus to work. In this one I was heading into town, so … More
I go to a drawing group at Akva every now and again. These are some things I drew at that.
Sharpies / fineliner
Drawn with a trusty Edding 500 chisel tip marker.
Drawn at Akva, a Swedish-themed bar in Fountainbridge.
This is taken from a photo in a big coffee-table book called “Hip Hop Raised Me”.
Inktense pencils on paper.
Drawn with Inktense watercolour pencils.
A couple of self portraits. The first one started off as a contour drawing: This second one’s in a more … More
I read about Frida Kahlo drawing fruit, so I thought I’d draw some fruit. I drew the bananas from life, … More
Been reading Hayden Herrara’s biography Frida recently. Crazy stories. This is drawn from a photo taken by Nickolas Muray in 1939.
Edinburgh’s got Muriel Spark fever at the moment. She was born 100 years ago, and there’s an exhibition of letters … More
I found this book in the library of Edinburgh College of Art last week. It’s called The Natural Way to … More
Sketches at the downstairs part of the Royal Oak, a folk music pub in Edinburgh.