Monday, November 29, 2021

Summer Sketchbook Spreads - Part Two

Second part of my sketchbook spreads from the Summer months. 
Mostly London but a couple from Durham and Shoreham-by-Sea too. 
All watercolour and pen in Stillman & Birn sketchbooks.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Sussex wildlife

A series of B&W line drawings commissioned earlier this year for the Wiston Estate, a vineyard and winery in the beautiful Sussex countryside. They also have nature walks, bike trails and are opening a restaurant soon. 

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Sharing sketching knowledge

It was lovely to be asked back to share some of my sketching knowledge with students studying Interior Design at London Metropolitan University this term. I gave two drawing workshops, the first, ‘An introduction to Urban Sketching for designers’ and the second, ‘Visual note taking on location.’

The venue for the second workshop was The Loom, a former wool storage warehouse originally built in 1889, which has now been converted into individual workspaces. It is nice to see how developers can restore and reuse existing buildings, retain lots of original features but still making them suitable for modern businesses. 

Here are a small selection of the students drawings.

We were kindly allowed access to some of the inside spaces but there is a café on the ground floor open to the public if you want to take a look yourself. It is a really fascinating area to walk around, with lots of the original industrial buildings and signage still standing.