Adam sent me this photo of his lovely fiancee Jo and her sisters when they were younger jumping on the bed. And the other photo is of my sister and I on our Christmas day walk.
These are two postcards of nights out in Bristol requested by Katie and Dan who have very kindly sponsored me on my artathon! I'm not sure what the fancy dress theme was in the first one... and there ain't no one who can party like a trainee accountant..
We have '100 Masterpieces in colour' with an introduction by Christopher Wood at home, and today I've been trying to copy a few of them as part of my Artathon..
I saw an image of this painting in the Telegraph (they had an article about Boccaccio's Decameron) and just had to try and draw it.. so er this is a cartoon version of an old masterpiece:
I'm trying to get a bit of a headstart on the artathon because I know there are going to be days this year when I'm not going to be able to do any painting at all. So this is the next 3 postcards. They are based on some beautiful photos by Wang Fuchun which I … Continue reading Chinese Railway Passengers
I've now been off work for nearly 5 months which is a little bit scary. I don't miss it at all (dad is on a conference call at the moment that is vividly reminding me of how much I dislike conference calls and how little it is possible to achieve during a conference call) except … Continue reading Big Night Out (BNO)
Mum and Dad, Caroline and I, and my friends gorgeous baby Boo (you can read about Baby Boo here on my friends blogspot http://bloomingbooboo.blogspot.co.uk/ )
Day 5 of wearing my tracksuit bottoms. I've been messing around with portraits, using what is fast becoming my favourite medium - watercolours. They are (in order of appearance) a sketch of my friends at Amandas baby shower, my sister and her friend on a night out (I think it actually looks like my sister, … Continue reading Messing around with Portraits
Whilst at uni I did hardly any drawing or painting, I was too busy concentrating on my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Leeds University. After this course I did a year at JiaoTong university in Shanghai studying Mandarin and got somewhat obsessed with doing self portraits...
This is a sample of artwork I did whilst at school.. more than (ahem) 10 years ago now. It was part of my art AS level coursework. I used to draw photos of my friends then simplify them into more abstract pictures.