The learner

This is drawn (and painted) in ink, pencil and charcoal and depicts one of my students in Jakarta (where I pretended to be an English teacher for a few years in the early 90s).

It’s all about the lines, I’ve realised. No too much shading. When you first get into drawing, you think it’s all about the shading. But actually, if you get them right, lines work much quicker on the eye.

Shopping spree

This illustration of a woman here is drawn and painted in cobalt blue ink, and the map in vermillion red pencil, and red gel pen. I based her (loosely) on a photo I took in Chicago, although I’ve exaggerated her quite a bit. I like the way her hair came out.

Michelle’s prosthetic hand

Drawing of Michelle’s prosthetic hand in pencil, red pencil, white pencil and red brush pen. I’m not sure exactly how Michelle came to own this prosthetic hand. She still has two real hands as far as I know.