these are eight thumbnails from todays field trip across some fields.


a good way to practice composition and not being to fussy over choosing what to draw.

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Windows 98

(This blog has no consistency!) I was just looking at these window designs I did years ago for a course I was on at the time. For any budding architects out there please contact me if you would like to incorporate any of these into your latest monstrosity.


I was trying to mimic a product brochure with alluring names designed as a hook to entice people to buy. Little did i know the horror that a year later I would briefly work for a company making very similar objects with even more alluring names than I had managed here!

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Stale Wine and DVD’s

There’s always a use for stale wine and DVD’s

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August 9, 2017 · 10:38 am

Portland rocks


Two watercolour sketches of the same semi submerged rocks off Portland, Dorset yesterday.


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Sketched in the field

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Hand Studies


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Conan the Grandad

Mongol General: What is best in life?

Conan: To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.

(Qt. from ‘Conan The Barbarian’)

Another experiment for me in gouache copying the head of Conan from a Frank Frazetta painting: Conan the Avenger. On the book cover Conan has a different head to the one I’ve been looking at. My version looks more like his grandad!

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Dancing Feet


limbering up with some foot and leg studies

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Today a few sketches of the glorious BoJo and from yesterday Theresa May, Damien Green and Amber Rudd of the Conservative party.

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Frazetta, Dark Kingdom



colour study


pencil study


From Dark Kingdom by Frank Frazetta,

A small gouache colour study of a Viking character from Dark Kingdom by artist Frank Frazetta.

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