Self-portrait in Osdorp

Another self-portrait from Osdorp. Drawn in pencil, graphite, charcoal, brush pen, pastel and acrylic. I really got into the A3-sized Cachet books by Daler-Rowney, with this recycled paper, the colour of wrapping paper. When the paper’s not white paper, suddenly white itself becomes an option. I love stuff like that.

Things to do

Things to do. Notes-to-self buzzing ’round my head.
A metre-wide drawing for The Open Draw’s one year birthday exhibition at Galerie Bart on Prinsengracht. Drawn with water-colour pencils.

Dead kitten in Westbourne

This poor bugger was just lying there in the road, one eye popped out, cars driving around it. I picked it out the road and put it in under a bush. I wasn’t too sure what to make of it all.

Drawn in pencil, colour pencil, pastel and acrylic pen, on Cachet recycled paper.

The Big Swoon

A portrait of Al Bowlly, the Big Swoon as they called him. A digital illustration made to look like a photo from the 1940s. A picture version of ‘Riptide‘… torn between two loves, the old and the new… from Mozambique to bombs falling over London. Where will it take me? What shall I do?

Constipation Blues

This is drawn straight into Photoshop, following a sketch I made with a biro. I’ve retitled it ‘Constipation Blues’ in recent times, but the original title was ‘Quality Family Time’.