Introducing the card back design for upcoming playing cards VIZAĜO – in two colour versions. There’s also an update to the Jokers, bringing this deck very close to complete.
Following on from my previous post, which is all about the beginnings of a new deck of playing cards … This update takes a look at the suit of Clubs.. From the drawing board to preview of the coloured playing card artwork.
Welcome to the final segment of Water Lines – Pen & ink; a post series showing my work from a group exhibition in December. Today, I want to introduce you to the Garnet Hill – a four masted steel barque with a (to me) special history.
Welcome to part three of Water Lines – Pen & ink – a virtual tour of artworks I recently showed in a group exhibition. Meet the Orcas, the sailors up the mast rounding Cape Horn, and of course, no ship is fully crewed without a cat at the helm …
Continuing from my previous post, here is part two of my artworks from the recent group exhibition Water Lines. A journey in pen and ink; exploring rough seas, sails and the sighting of new land …
My last post was all about the beginnings of a new body of work; oil paintings and ink drawings for an exhibition about Water… A lot has happened since then :) Moving house (somewhat suddenly) in the middle of the usual end-of-year rush, while also completing work for the Water Lines exhibition was (in hindsight) an interesting study in […]
I don’t think it’s possible to pin-point exactly how ideas form, as they tend to pop up when we’re looking the other way. It is possible though, to dwell on the various things that might inspire or lead to an idea … and in this post I want to share some of my inspirations. Art Supply (stores) There’s this thing called […]
Music is always inspiring, as are those who perform it so brilliantly… My friend Paul is an absolute star on the harmonica; he plays and sings across the musical genres, exuding enjoyment and love of music. He recently had a ‘big’ birthday (along with a party to write home about), and I did this drawing, wanting to capture some […]
On the weekend I spent the day with the family on board a tall ship; it was a wonderful experience given to us by lovely parents :) The James Craig is the only tall ship in the world (from the late 1800s) that regularly sails with passengers and her volunteer crew; and it was ever so special to […]
It is always exciting to discover a new drawing material … A few weeks ago I was on a mission to redeem my loyalty points at Eckersley’s, when this stylish looking ArtGraf tin jumped out saying ‘pick me’! I hadn’t seen or tried watercolour graphite before (other than the water-soluble pencils), so I thought it would be fun to try … With two […]