Pencil crayons on A2 paper. Alternate title: Elmer the Elephant Is A Fast Moving Snake

trip to sussex

Just got back from a trip to see my family down in Sussex. Here’s a basil plant in my parents’ … More


Copied from this picture Inspired by Are These Quirky Comics Launching a New Generation of Bird Enthusiasts? which gives a nod … More

bob dylan

I got some watercolour paints and I have no idea what I’m doing. I made the classic mistake where you … More


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 this one I was heading into town, so … More

drawings at akva

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


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”.


  Inktense pencils on paper.


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



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.