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Landscape Pardoner

They say — well, someone says — anyway I’m sure I once heard someone say — that you never finish an art work, you just decide to stop working on it. 168 more words

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Facing Inktober

Sitting in a cafe doodling with a pen and a pocket notebook is a great way to spend a lunch break. The only drawback is that once a mistake is made, you’re forced to either ignore it and hope for the best, or somehow incorporate it into your sketch without making things worse. 330 more words


More Than Real Ravens

Went to the British realists exhibition at Embra’s Modern Art II today.

As a Nottnm lad, I’m obviously a fan of Laura Knight, whose Dawn… 376 more words

Loosely Literary

Life Drawing (Female Nude)

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop. Our model has been working with us for seven years and she’s an absolute inspiration. Being an artist’s model isn’t just a matter of sitting still, good models bring an undefinable something to the creative process. 68 more words



Today I doodled. Just that, on a piece of paper with an ordinary pencil. Just having a play.

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Today's Scribbles

Today I spent a few hours down at The Creative Bubble Artspace, with fellow artist Patricia McKenna-Jones, working on some random scribbles onto very large pieces of paper, I use Fabriano Accademica, a fairly heavy paper (120gsm) with compressed charcoal and Winsor & Newton oil bars. 28 more words

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I need a random title here etiquette

I love the way that scams and spams come in waves. The next big thing, the bandwagon all the sad little wannabe crooks jump on to, despite the fact that folks might smell a rat rather quickly if they get ten mails telling them they’ve successfully cancelled an Amazon order they never made. 457 more words