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.


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!