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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Bedroom

Just a quick study of the bedroom in pencil. Draw anything say all the good books, so I have.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Pineapple

This is my interpretation of a painting by Joahnathan Aller on his blog.
I did it after I saw a request in the York Evening Press for paintings of pineapples for a charity fundrasing aucion to be held at York District Hospital this Saturday (11th Dec) 

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Eye

This is an acrylic painting, measures 16" x 12"

Norfolk Broads

This is an acrylic painting that I tried after watching a sky arts programme about the artist Edward Seago. 20"x16"

Friday, 3 December 2010

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Roger Fed (kinda)

I get to this point and then...I notice the nose is too long...well ok I noticd a little further back but it was too late.
There's a lesson there somewhere ?

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Roger Federer..

Still working on this but wanted to put it up part way through.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Prince (of Darkness)

Acrylic painting and like much of my stuff unfinished at the moment but got bored with it , it goes to the pile of stuff I'll work on at a later date. (2021 ...! ha)
This is approx 20" x 16" or 50cm x 40cm

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

White Flower

Can't take any credit for the design of this as I copied it from a pair of curtains that we have. Acrylic mesaures approx 12 x 8

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Norman Wisdom

Died aged 95 yrs.He's taken his last trip.
No doubt he tripped as he passed through the pearly gates and God laughed, well if he can make the Queen laugh no doubt he could make anyone laugh.
Brit slapstick king , I used to love watching his movies as a kid, hey and probably still would if I saw one now.

This is a drawing of a study by top photographer Terence Donovan, look for his black and white photo's on the web they are superb.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Different version still Phil

I was asked to do him again in a more policey way (is that a word) well after 6 other failed attempts this is the one i'm settling on.......I think !

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Prince of Pop....Prince

Pencil Drawing

Soldiering On

This is an acrylic painting. homage to the sacrifice made by all the people who have given their life or been left behind to cope with the loss of a loved one lost to war.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Jennifer Aniston

Not sure about the eye on the left , might have to work a bit more on that.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Aishwarya Rai

Voted as being the words most beautiful woman by Time magazine so you can't argue with that.

She is an Indian actress and former Miss World.

This is a pencil sketch, took about 3 hrs and is A4 size..ish....

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Beckham

Love him or loathe him he's served England well over the years, well apart from that sending off !

This is a pencil sketch, mostly 2b with a little 4b and b.

Not quite finished but want to put it up before I spoit it.

Monday, 9 August 2010

My attempt at a paint along on the painting and drawing channel of a sand dune.

All that work then I go crease it !
There is more to this than is shown here but my scanner is too small and my digi cam is not connecting with my pc.....

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Under The Dome

My wife is reading this book by Stephen King, "Under the Dome" the cover of which I drew whilst idling on holiday at the Airport, well in truth I started it on the beach and finished it at the airport.
If anyone is reading the book they will know that it has different covers and this is just one of them.

Let's Face It

Not doing too good on the painting so done a few pencil drawings recently. This however was done some time ago it's a close up of The British Boxer David Haye.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Ballet Training


Pencil sketch.
Took it from a sunday newspaper supplement a few weeks ago

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Dawn Clouds

Acrylic painting, tree is a bit too precise I think.

Skinny tree

Go look at Tim Gagnons paintings if you like this, totally got the idea for this from him.

Daisy

Acrylic painting.
The weird mark at the top is the frame showing through  

Tuesday, 20 April 2010


Not too happy about the water something for me to work on.

Acrylic Painting.
Radebe ....Radebe... Radebe.. Radebe......Radebe Radebe..... Lucas !
This is copied from a photo in the brochure for his testimonial , the photo was taken by either Justin Lee or Andrew Varley.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Salvadorian girl


Acrylic painting, took about 4 hrs .
Painted from a photo in a 1989 "Photography" magazine.
pic taken by Mike Goldwater in 1981

Custody Custody
Got one coming in Sarge,
He's big, he's angry
He's very large...

Pencil drawing. Hope this reflects your interest big man.

Acrylic painting

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Will Smith


Took this from the opening of the movie,Seven Pounds.
HB pencil sketch.


The scanner really picks up the faults !


Needs more work...watch this space...who am I talking to ?

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Seascape


This started life as another cuddly toy painting that went horribly wrong so turned it into this imgainary seascape type thing.


Aged Rabbit


Did this last night, its an acrylic painting, first time i've actually used a proper canvass.
Before you ask the missing ear and eye are intentional, it's actually a toy that was bought for my son when he was born (15 yrs ago nearly) and I liked the loook of it.


Saturday, 27 February 2010

Sarah's Newquay


Newquay, land of sun sea and surfing, well not so much sun last summer.


Luke 2


He then did this one as well. This is done for his Mum who is at home in Newquay.
He is waving to say hello to Mum and his two little brothers

Luke


My nephew Luke has visited today and he did this drawing for me on my Wacom graphics tablet, he is 8 yrs old and this is really cool.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Beckham


My take on Beckham , I know he has a big old beard now but in the photo I drew from he didn't.

Not the best likeness either but I've done it now so thought i'd put it up.

All 2b pencil

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Old tree


Again this is an exercise from a book, this time its "The complete guide to Drawing and Illustration" by Peter Gray.

All pencil (2b)

Sunset on a world that has red and purple clouds !



Hey its my imagination, I'll make the clouds whatever colour I want.

Watercolour 3

This is an exercise from a book called Easy Landscapes by Jack Reid