A Chipping Camden line & wash landscape

Chipping Camden is very much a Cotswolds town, with a fine wool church and history to go with it. It is also a good place to go for a walk, although preferably in balmy sunshine rather than yet another cloudy winter’s day. Having said that it does also have a fair selection of teashops, cafes […]

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Sketching on the canal on a murky day

On a really misty and murky day it is quite tempting not to go out at all. However I did manage to cycle along the local canal through the gloom and set up to draw one of the moored boats on an otherwise empty stretch of canal. Above is a photo of the scene and […]

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Sketching and drawing the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Yesterday I took a few moments to stand and sketch the Cupola of the Sheldonian Theatre again. The nearby Radcliffe Square was full of heavy-duty filming equipment with powerful spotlights illuminating the Radcliffe Camera itself for a new film, Willy Wonka, apparently. Walking through the quad at the Bodleian to the Sheldonian was stepping away […]

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Line and wash of a Supermarine Walrus

As a bit of a change I sometimes do more illustrative line drawings or line and washes. Here is my latest; its an illustration based on an old WW2 search and rescue Biplane, the type that Eric Ravilious flew in as a war artist. Below is my drawing with a little bit of shading… And […]

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Along the canal pt.2

Last week I decided to go drawing and cycling along the Oxford Canal. It was one of those bright but crisp mornings, and a thin crust of patchy ice had formed over parts of the canal. I think most people therefore decided to stay in and turn the heating up a notch-and so there were […]

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