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Zulu Warrior drawing

I’m working on a project for a museum in Cardiff at the moment. Putting together an exhibition that’s going to a place called Bad Ischl in Austria. 97 more words


Cats, bells and old oak trees

I honestly don’t think anyone knows who’s going to read their blog until they get writing it. This one is mostly read by folks with a storytelling bent, whether it’s a local with a romantic soul, a teacher or volunteer guide looking for history’s interesting bits, a journalist, a whole load of spammers telling tales about loans and boots and yachts, a writer of novels, a politician, an historian, a neighbour, or a lover of the discipline of local history, wherever it is found. 370 more words

History Of Cumbria

Eupatorus gracilicornis and why I'm not drawing much lately

It’s been awhile since my last blog post.

The last time I posted a WIP picture of a small cat drawing and well, I haven’t finished it yet. 338 more words


Sanguine Art - Sketches 2

 1 Hour Pencil Study: Sanguine & White (Conté á Paris), Strathmore Tan Toned Paper

I’m starting to gain confidence in my ability to render without using a blending tool but I’m not sure if I’m near the look that I’m going for. 149 more words

Derwent Academy Flip

My children break up for Easter holidays tomorrow. I have a few days out planned but am expecting them to complain of boredom on a rainy day. 552 more words


Tuesday April 1 - Rooster Retires (or April Fools Day!)

My retiring rooster was drawn with sharpie pen. I used Derwent watercolor pencils for the color and the text was hand lettered. And, finally just a bit of tweeking in Photoshop. 7 more words


Let's Paint a Bleeding Heart Flower with Watercolor Pencils! {Beginner Tutorial)

Hello friend! I spent the day reorganizing and decluttering my studio.  About halfway into it I thought “What have I done!?!” (you can see the scary in-progress picture on my… 196 more words