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I had a primal, neandarthal life drawing session at Studio 22b this week. The theme for the session was prehistoric cave drawing. In keeping with the concept I left the ipad pro in my bag and went to it armed with nothing but earthy coloured charcoal. Lots of excellent, dynamic poses from the model and appropriate cave/mood lighting empowered my inner caveman to scrawl....

Prehistoric daubs at 22b

I'm branching out, with the launch of Ginger Jam Comics. This may sound rather grand, especially as right now I have a total of one self published book (actually, hurrah!...

Ginger Jam Comics

Fantastic nights drawing at drink and draw with enthusiastic, if occasionally fidgety, young models showing off a range of dancing skills. ipad Pro now seems like the only drawing implement...

Dancers at Drink and Draw

I took the iPad Pro along to life drawing - a session inspired by the work Tamara de Lempicka,  at Studio 22b. iPad Pro is a great drawing tool, alongside...

de Lempicka at Studio 22b

More drinking and drawing in Blackburn, with more fire!     There's to be an exhibition of Drink and Draw work at the Bureau in Blackburn, and I'm hoping to...

Fire Girl v Manet

Merry Christmas one and all....

Merry Christmas from the North Pole

Pole dancing at Drink and Draw in Blackburn. Not for exercise or voyeurism, but as a subject for some frenzied life drawings. I took photos for the main performance pieces...

Pole

I've been inspired and done some more pencils for my comic, Freedom Scorned. Part of my inspiration came from watching Made You Look - an excellent documentary about illustrators and creatives using natural or pre-digital materials in their work. Pencils are that part of the comic book workflow that's most alive with possibility - where words on a page become a...

Pencils

I love drawing people, it's the best mental exercise there is - and there's plenty of life drawing in East Lancashire to choose from. Currently I'm going to two very different life drawing sessions. For the more formal (not formal like evening wear, I mean formal like nude) life drawing I'm attending studio 22b near Barnoldswick, which is a weekly get...

Life Drawing in East Lancashire

Now this is a bit of an oddity. Angel Falls is a detail from a larger project, the beginnings of which you can see right here. The brief was to come...

Angel Falls

The cycling tour of Britain came through Pendle last week, and I yomped up a hill to try and capture some of the action as they finished the crawl up...

Tour of Britain

Here's a drink and draw that I've saved for a rainy day before giving it a good colouring in, and I'm glad I did, because I love vikings. At least once per session we're encouraged to do something silly or let our imaginations run wild. It was a medieval theme, so I've added a sword, and a corpse! Just for fun I've done a second version with lashings of theatrical ketchup. It was a good fun session, with plenty of fast...

Vikings