Wednesday, 26 February 2014

zines

Drew Miley Cyrus for Ryan Humphrey/withapancilinhand zine project.
Not sure I like this drawing too much...


Anyway, you can see it on his issuu profile, alongside loads of other great Miley submissions.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

happy new year


Here's an italian greyhound I hand sewed, based on an old drawing, out of scrap fabric.
He's helping me fix the ostrich egg that I broke in the process of rearranging furniture in my studio.




Wednesday, 2 October 2013

new printing

Last weekend I attended a really great workshop on collagraph, conducted by Jules Allen.
It was a pretty intense day - never done collagraph printing before so I had a lot to learn! As the name might suggest, the process involves collaging various materials onto a card base, inking up the relief plate and running it through a press to print. I tried two versions - the first plate with just flat paper and card pieces, the second plate with more texture. Here are the results:



 






Thursday, 29 August 2013

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

snaps

I have an iPhone now which has meant that I'm taking more photos again.
Check out my snaps (and old illustration work) on my Flickr page.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

gladioli

Bought myself some flowers.
Pencil crayon.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

hedge

Lino print and ink.

Monday, 17 June 2013

refresher

This weekend I attended a marvellous beginners course in lino print at Tasburgh Village Hall, in the wilds of Norfolk, run by the marvellous Sally Hirst. It was marvellous.



Learned some new techniques: collaging fine paper into prints as a way of short-cutting colour application, and I learned that Caligo ink is rather good (sub. 'marvellous' Ed.) And available locally from Norwich Art Supplies!

I also created this marvellous 3 part reduction print of Norwich Cathedral, for the marvellous Norfolk Longbook project. Not bad for a days work, eh?


 N.B. Norwich trivia: Sally's daughter is the talented and prolific musician Milly Hirst. Check out her music on Bare Feet Records, its marvellous.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

dog


Italian greyhound on my bank statement.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Friday, 24 May 2013

Sunday, 19 May 2013

test

can Facebook see this blog post?