Urban Sketchers Clerkenwell

When I got ready to leave the house this morning I told myself I was going to be bringing my A game to Urban Sketchers today. I’m not sure I quite managed that, but I’m giving myself a solid B+. It’s been a beautiful sunny day in London today, which makes a change for Urban…

Exciting News!

Exciting news! I have ordered business cards at long last! Why? Because some friends and I are going to be holding a stall at House of Illustration’s Illustrator’s Summer Fair on 9th July! Together with Olya Osipova, Sangeeta Bhagawati and Momoko Abe (all incredible artists, go check them out), I’m going to be showing a…

Strangers on a Train

I think the thing I like most about my Project Sketchbook challenge is that I can now draw wherever I am or whatever I’m doing. The train journey to my parents’ house today became a whole lot more interesting when I remembered I had a sketchbook with me…

Bank Holiday Monday Afternoon at the Southbank Centre

It always rains on Bank Holidays, doesn’t it. Fortunately for me, now that I live in London, a little rain is no obstacle to having a fun day out of the house. My friend (and fellow Urban Sketcher) Jimmy and I met up at the Southbank Centre this afternoon for a spot of sketching in…

Abstract Inspiration

I bought a set of Pebeo Mixedmedia paints nearly two weeks ago and I can’t put them down! I’m in love with the effects they create! After a bit of experimentation I feel like I’ve found my abstract style in wavelike forms and coral structures, in little mermaid hideaways under the sea and light coming…

Parklife

All the people. So many people. I’m now on mini sketchbook number 2, and so far it has been an ode to Springtime in London. First up, sketches from a visit to Parliament Hill Fields last weekend with my friend Mary. It’s been beautiful in London this weekend, so I made the most of the…

I just want to be in Barcelona

I’ve just come back from a week in Barcelona and I’m in love! Such a beautiful, vibrant city. A week was just not long enough. Still, between the sightseeing, cycling, shopping, galleries, museums and the beach I managed to fit in some drawing. Project Sketchbook still going well. Sketching on the beach at Barceloneta on…

Project Sketchbook Update

Despite my initial hesitation, I’m getting on quite well with my little sketchbook. I took it to Dublin with me last weekend and did a sketch out in Dun Laoghaire, and then this weekend I got in a quick sunset sketch on the way back to London from my mum and dad’s.

Project Sketchbook and a visit to Kew Gardens

Prompted by a visit to a graduate exhibition in Islington with my illustration friend Olya last week, I have been coaxed into the world of sketchbook keeping. I’ve shied away from bound sketchbooks somewhat over the past few years, only using them in art classes for project work, preferring the tear out kind for everyday…

Bankside on a Cold Day

January’s Urban Sketchers was a return to Bankside for me, a welcome return after my sketching success in August. Forget the sunshine however, January at Bankside was all about drying to draw outside with gloves on and then spending 15 minutes being convinced that my fingers were going to fall off because they were so…

Disney Dreaming

I love Disneyworld and I love drawing. Lucky for me, I recently got the chance to combine those two loves and do a spot of sketching on holiday in Florida. The Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in watercolour and pigment liner. Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach, sketched in watercolour and pigment liner, sat…