I am excited to announce the launch of my very own Patreon channel, which will enable me to continue to provide the updates and interactions that have been found to date on my social media pages, plus a whole lot more, to those who are interested in my drawings and artistic journey. How does it … Continue reading Launch of Patreon Channel
I recently produced my first attempt at a time-lapse video for a bit of fun and to give you an idea of the process behind my drawings. The subject of the video is a red squirrel 'postcard', which was created over three sessions ...
Every so often I feel the urge to draw something much more experimental and less detailed than my usual work. These drawings are loose in form and born out of an idea in my head that I just have to get down on paper. The experimental nature of it means that I play around with … Continue reading Sketches
In this blog post I take a look at wildlife portrait commissions and how they work. The wildlife subject is essentially up to you – I can either work from a photograph that you provide (assuming a high enough image quality and appropriate copyright permissions), or if you have a particular animal in mind but … Continue reading Wildlife Portrait Commissions
It's hugely important to me that having poured so many hours into a piece of artwork, and a massive amount of care and attention, that I see the whole process through to completion, which is why I choose to mount and frame my original artwork myself. Once the drawing is complete, I carefully measure and … Continue reading The Final Flourish
I'm delighted to launch the first two in a series of art tutorials. The first tutorial focuses on the materials that I use to create a graphite drawing – discussing each of the various tools in turn. The second tutorial comprises a ten-step guide as to how to draw a realistic cat's eye. The tutorials … Continue reading Art tutorials
I thought that I would take a look in this post at art commissions and, more specifically, the photographs that underpin commissions. The majority of my artwork is based on photographs. This is primarily due to the level of detail that goes into my drawings, which take many hours to create, and the subject matter, … Continue reading Photographs for art commissions
Sitting at my desk on a glorious spring day has inspired me to look back over the last few months and take stock of my progress. It's certainly been a busy start to 2019. I began January by finishing my first wildlife drawing of the year ... a gorgeous nuthatch. This was soon followed by … Continue reading Spring update
Those of you who are familiar with my story will know that I'm the last person to consider myself talented with regards to art. So it has been somewhat of a surprise (although very nice of course) to have people along the way labelling me as such. I became an artist by chance in many … Continue reading Talent vs Skill
Have you ever thought about what goes into a piece of artwork? In this blog post I thought that I would give you an idea of the process that I go through and what has gone into my progress so far. As covered in a previous post, I began drawing three and a half years … Continue reading What’s in a drawing?