Saturday, 19 October 2013

2 quick portraits

Again. The eternal quest for the one line portrait.

Four lines here. 

And went for some shading here which negates the line.

Always amuses me.

Friday, 18 October 2013

a small glass of something

Stumbled on a smart pre dinner party in a bar while we were in Barcelona.

We felt out of place in our day-smudged scruff. But we had ordered our drinks so we held steadfast.

Here are two of the guests engaged in casual chit chat.

Ha. It was the night before we came home 'cos you can see the Easyjet sketch on the next page bleeding through there. 

Thursday, 17 October 2013


Nothing really to say about these two. Just sketched them on the way into town the other day.

Like them, but nothing more.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Arms and the man, and woman

More arms from life drawing sessions yesterday.

Haven't got the arm right here. Upper arm not long enough. Just needed a shove more, just to stretch it out, just a bit more, just a bit.

And by cropping this one like this I sneakily remove the slightly dodgy right elbow that didn't quite work.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

2 heads and a reclining lady.

Bit of a round up.

Did quite a few of this guy as he was the only person on the train at the time. These two are the ones I like. Am trying to push stuff on and go beyond drawing the usual. These don't really advance anything but I like them. Maybe the less shaded version has something of what I am on about... ?

And one from life drawing the other week. 

Feel I'm sort of moving towards a better level of drawing, but not there by any length of chalk. ( have tried chalk, not the answer ) Something to do with weight and arms and legs and skin and just the being of a person. The weight of a pulse ?

I have been on about this before, still not sure what it is. But the finding is interesting.

Sounding as mad as ever... oh well.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Homeward flight

Not the best of drawings, a bit reverting to my old usual laziness way of drawing. But my view on the Easyjet flight home.

With the Attendants' names recorded for extra measure.

Can you spot the Starbucks logo ?

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Postcards home

This man sat in the cafe at the Joan Miro Foundation. Writing all his postcards. Sending news home.

" Having a lovely time, but bothered by bloke sitting opposite me in cafe who keep looking at me and scribbling in a pad. Wish you were here... to go and beat him up"

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

I don't like to boast...

But this was the view on the beach in Barcelona the other day !

Tuesday, 8 October 2013


Drew the same person several times again, getting faster each time.

Always interesting to compare the results.

A lot of bleed thru from other pages on the middle one. Funny how that happens. Like seeing different viewpoints all at once.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Read all about it

(... a sentence that always used to always be said in a broad street news-seller type accent, but has now been usurped by Emeli Sande's version of it...)

Thursday, 3 October 2013

More Life Drawing

Not sure what I am looking for at the moment.

Am interested in flesh, and bodies, and arms... very much arms.

Hmmm. sounding a bit Hannibal Lecter there.

Other work too big for the scanner so will need to photo and post later.