Friday, 30 March 2012

End of last school day on the Cricket Green

I think this was the last warm sunny day as well as being the last day of the school term.  Lovely chat with a few mums on the cricket green watching the kids cover their school uniform in green stains and in the case of Jack, rip their relatively new trousers on the crouch through an energetic football tackle.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Brian Grimwood

I was teaching at college today which ended in a long parent's evening and consequently I was not home until very late. With little time to work in my sketchbook I decided to draw from of Brian Grimwood's sketches. Brian is a very well known illustrator whom today I recommended a student reference as part of their project work. He was founder of the CIA (Central Illustration Agency) which represents the world’s leading illustrators. These sketches were originally drawn in brush and ink where Grimwood’s use of line is so confident.

Sunday, 4 March 2012


After all the portrait drawings of everyone else in the family I thought I would have a go at myself.  Holly took the photograph with my camera. It's a little scary looking closely at yourself, you start analysing all the wrinkles which have suddenly appeared.