Category Archives: family

More tea vicar?

Sketches from recent visits to the consistently lovely Comins Tea House in Bath. First my multi-tasking daughter; pouring tea, drinking tea, checking her phone, and reading, after delicious matcha ice-cream (apologies to her for the odd shaped hand holding the tea cup…). … Continue reading

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Progress and time

A reflective post for the first day of the New Year… Five years ago, when I started sketching, I tried drawing my daughter. She was so (rightly) appalled by the result (I’d turned her into a wizened elf) that I was effectively … Continue reading

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Tim, Phil and Jim

Two brothers-in-law and a friend, variously watching TV, fiddling with phones or just snoozing! In bamboo dip-pen, coloured pencil, and one in coloured brush pens (remember them? My previous favourite…).

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Hands, again

My hands, family member’s hands, stranger’s hands on trains, and hands on porcelain figures. Complicated miniature landscapes of curves, shadows, contours and foreshortenings that make regular appearances in my sketchbooks. As individual and expressive as a face, and always a challenge. No … Continue reading

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Still lives

A family waiting outside the Bath Grand Pump Rooms, next to the Roman Baths. They sat silent and still for about 20 minutes, which made drawing them much easier. I was about 30 yards from them and couldn’t see whether they were serene, … Continue reading

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Pedestrian

Another sketch done while walking, this time behind family members on a Christmas holiday walk. The light ink-wash was added back home. Pencil, Lexington grey water-brush, A7 – 2 minutes

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Sea view

1mm Pigma pen, Lexington grey water-brush, watercolour, A4 – 50 minutes Sat by my daughter, feet up, looking out to sea from a cottage above Manorbier beach in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Beach-combing treasures, a camera, binoculars, and holiday reading on … Continue reading

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