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An amazing night at Drink and Draw in Blackburn this week with fire breathing and flaming hoop performer Leah Sophia. Had a lot of fun drawing (I'll post those later). Between sketches I photographed like a loon....

Leah Sophia at Drink and Draw

Most landscape photography is landscape. That makes sense doesn't it? But sometimes a landscape looks better cropped tall. Or a landscape might really be a portrait of somebody or something....

Landscape Portraits

Merry Christmas everybody....

Christmas 2014

I've taken one of my life drawings from Blackburn Drink and Draw and turned into a fetching shower curtain design. As Society Six is a multiple product platform, this is also...

bath time

Blackburn's drink and draw continues to inspire - here's my 'finished' drawing from the latest session that featured the Hooping Harlots. I also took some pretty trippy photos... The first...

Drinking and Drawing the Hooping Harlots

Had a fabulous fun time life drawing the Hooping Harlots at Drink and Draw this month. More about the drawing in a separate post. For now -here's some light-tastic photos!...

Hula Fun

Another smashing time life drawing in Blackburn, this time with a victorian theme. Next time it's hula hoops - can't wait!...

Victoriana

We didn't win. But we had fun trying. So, with the Comic Art Festival on this weekend (17-19th October) here's our little comic, The Gecko.   You can check out some of the initial drawings and what not here and here and here. Which is probably too many posts for one little three page strip!...

The Gecko

I saw a cow. And the cow had attitude. Here is a drawing of that cow. I was definitely on her turf, and should leave. "What's your problem," she said, "you never seen a lady masticate before?"...

Cow

Another piece inspired by a drink and draw life drawing session, this time at Blackburn Beach. Due to weather the beach was indoors but thanks to model Dave it was...

Blackburn Beach

Colour plays an important part throughout the Gecko* - it's only on page three that we get full colour, and then it's not for long. I've now submitted the comic to...

The Gecko Part III – turnaround

Ah, the troublesome second page, with a tricky trip and fall sequence... I think my recent life drawing sessions have really helped my drawing, but you can never get a model to hold a pose like this... Techy types will want to know that I'm using Manga Studio for the inks and colours and inDesign for the lettering. MS does some stupid things with fonts that I just can't seem to get around, whilst inDesign is just great at setting...

The Gecko Part II – the trip