All posts tagged: sketch

Alan: 3 x ink / bamboo sketches

3 sketches of Alan created with indian ink using  a metre of bamboo with a paintbrush attached to each end. The first two were 15-min monochrome sketches . The third image was a 1 hour pose – the first marks were gently done in Wolf’s carbon, then […]

Woman leaning forward – quick figure sketch

Quick sketch of a woman leaning forward. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 15cm x w: 25cm x d: 15cm. Completed 2009. Private collection.

Old man in a suit – sketch

A sketchy portrait figure of Kit wearing a suit created from life over 3 x 2 hour sessions. Fired clay. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 40cm x w: 30cm x d: 20cm. Completed December 2013. Private collection.

Making Richard in despair

Process of modelling the sitting figure of Richard – looking despairing with his head in his hand – in terracotta clay over 5 sessions.    

Francis session ♯2

Series of quick sketches of Francis created mainly by using a reed or scratchy pen dipped in indian in – not an easy medium to control.

Alan: session #2

Colour sketches were each made in about 10 mins using water soluble felt-tip pens. The b/w drawing was made using Wolf’s carbon pencil and chalk on tinted paper and took about an hour to sketch.

Thelma – session ♯4

Portrait: week ♯2 – Figure: week ♯3 This session I took advantage of the space and worked simultaneously on both the figure and the portrait of Thelma.

Francis sketch ♯1

90 minute sketch of Francis. Interesting to find that after a 15-year break I default back to my college drawing style. Hopefully my mark-making will develop from here and mature under Mick’s expert tuition.

Dancing or fighting?

Created for a conference organised by the Centre for Appled Buddhism being held at Taplow Court this weekend, this piece is a 3D sketch inspired by the conference theme “Transforming Conflict” and a nature programme that I caught recently. Majestic japanese herons were fighting (either over territory […]

Man wearing a blue shirt – quick figure sketch

Quick 1-day sketch of Kit in a blue shirt, trousers and a waistcoat. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 30cm x w: 20cm x d: 15cm. Completed 2013. Private collection. Here is a […]

Scribble texture colour series

This series of images were an experiment in colour. The first picture is the original, created by physically building up layers of paint and crayon to create a multicoloured, rich texture. This image was then scanned and digitally manipulated in Photoshop to create the other […]

Alice with full skirt – quick figure sketch

Quick 1-day sketch of Alice in a full skirt. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 40cm x w: 20cm x d: 20cm. Completed 2010. Private collection.

Man reading newspaper – quick figure sketch

Quick 1-day sketch of a man reading a newspaper. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 25cm x w: 10cm x d: 20cm. Completed 2009. Private collection.