Thursday, 20 December 2007


This is Broadwater, near Tywyn, Mid Wales. I had lots of great walks with my Grandpa round here and in the Peak District. Hasn't scanned that well because of the paper but you get the idea!


End of term at uni was rather hectic so havn't had time for much drawing. Having finished now I've done a couple of things for Christmas presants. This is Powis Castle in Wales for my Grandma, we went there at Easter this year.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Lion King

I listened to some of the music from The Lion King, and had to draw this. It was a very very quick sketch in oil pastels, just something to get the idea out my head and onto paper. It probably comes as a memory from the film.

EDM #142 Something Hot

Pig! Is full of beans and goes in the microwave. He gets all warm and is great for putting on achey joints.

Painting Machine

Following the preivous post this is a drawing I did for the railway's volunteer magazine. A lot of engines are being repainted at the moment so I drew this fictional machine. This is posted as Juj liked the bike drawing so this is kind of similar.

Slate Siding

As a hobby I volunteer on the Talyllyn Railway - a narrow gauge steam railway in mid Wales. To cut a long story short about why I go... a lot of my best friends go there and it's in a beautiful valley. I do drawings for their volunteer magazine, and was asked to do this for a childrens quiz sheet. The line used to carry slate so I was asked to draw the view from the museum like it would have been in the days when it was a slate wharf. Quite a challenge with little to go from! This was the result.

Saturday, 10 November 2007

EDM #1 Draw a Shoe

My walking shoe in coloured pencil. Best fitting shoe I've had in years! (Complete with Peak District mud) I sat down and drew this in a bit under an hour (it was supposed to be a quick one!) The material is textured and shiny so was quite hard to draw.

Line Drawings

This blog doesn't really show the type of drawings I do a lot of: ink cartoons type doodles. This is from a birthday card for a friend who likes cycling and is on the civil engineering course for me. It's a bike adapted with lots of surveying kit. I love drawing this sort of thing and letting my imagination run riot. This was originally in brown ink.


This is a postcard I made after I visited Ryton Organic Gardens with some of my family last weekend. It was a quick sketch in water soluble markers. It was the first time I'd used them so I thought the pumpkin came out well, wasn't too sure about the rest of the garden though.

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Outside My Eyes

First attempt at a self portrait. Just in pencil but I thought it worked out ok for a first try. I couldn't work out how to make it look like I was looking down (it was a pic of me drawing I worked from) so I look a bit like I have my eyes closed!

Saturday, 20 October 2007

My Bag - EMD #3

Today the girl serving me in a shop said "I like your bag", so in her honour I drew it.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Old Before their Time

This doodle was done for my Aunt. When I spoke to her she was moaning of aches and pains and generally feeling an old fogie. So I drew this to hopefully cheer her up!

Industrial Sunrise

This I drew from memory - its a view from my commute to uni on the bus. I'm not very happy with it, didn't scan well for a start (I need to work on this, have a nice scanner but pencil crayon drawings don't come out well) and didn't really capture what I wanted it to. The pilons are all wrong too! Ah well this is the whole point I guess, learning! I'll have another go sometime, perhaps in a different media.

Monday, 15 October 2007

Home Grown Tomatoes

These are tomatoes I grew and was dissappointed in that they didn't ripen so they got left in a pot. After a while they suddenly started ripening, I loved the combination of colours so had to draw them. I didn't like the way they scanned so I took a photo (unfortunately a bit grey).
This is drawn in water colour pencils, but I liked the way it ended up without water so left it at that.

Dr Duck

This is Dr Duck... I've been knitting hats for Innocent Smoothies Big Knit to raise money for Age Concern. So Duck is modelling one of the hats and a scarf I knitted for something else. We decided he looks like Dr Who. He'll probably end up with a background sooner or later.
Drawn in Derwent coloured pencils, which I've had for years and I love.

Friday, 12 October 2007

I was wondering where to start, if I should put some of my old work from before up, or start fresh and upload any new sketches or designs. I'm thinking for now any new ideas then when I get round to it upload a 'best of' kind of collection!


This is a creative outlet for me, somewhere I can put some of my artwork for myself and others to see. Please feel free to leave comments, I love to hear them!