drawings

Scroll down for observational studies, preparatory sketches and artist studies using mainly dry materials. 
All works are originals unless otherwise stated.
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During my time living in Manchester, homelessness was and still is growing exponentially.  When I began drawing in public places, people would approach me and tell me their story, and share an appreciation for art, and what I was doing.  Art therefore became a way to engage people, so I continued this pursuit in other cities, and was fortunate to meet a whole spectrum of characters.  This collection of observational studies in pencil was then modified with a digital sepia filter; I was experimenting with social media and art because I have the soul of a 500 year-old.

Project: Caffeine Jitters

Misc. Direct
Observation

Selected pages from various sketchbooks, drawn on-site, including sculpture and self-portraits

'Study of Donatello's 'judith & holofernes''

charcoal &
metallic oil-pastel

2013

'Self Portrait with Scarf'

pastel, charcoal & silver oil-pastel

2014

'Wells Cathedral'

pencil

2007

'Bath Abbey'

pencil & coffee

2009

'Deadly Velvet Study'

charcoal &
silver oil-pastel

2013

'double bass'

charcoal

2012

'Study of Cellini's 'Perseus beheading medusa''

tinted charcoal & silver oil-pastel

2014

'Study of Francis Derwent Wood's 'Atalanta''

pastel & tinted charcoal

2012

'Study of Michelangelo's 'David''

soft pastel

2014

'wells cathedral exterior'

pencil

2007

'Study of Giambologna's 'Rape of a Sabine''

soft pastel & silver oil-pastel

2014

'Gloucester Cathedral Cloister'

pencil

2007

'Self Portrait Blue I'

tinted charcoal & soft pastel

2013

'Study of Lorenzo Ghiberti's 'Saint John the Baptist'

tinted charcoal & silverpoint

2013

'Out of Practice in Morpeth'

pencil & coffee

2015

'Self Portrait Blue II'

tinted charcoal

2013

'Study of a Silver Altar (detail) Attributed to Leonardo di ser Giovanni & Betto di Geri'

tinted charcoal, metallic oil-pastel & silverpoint

2013

'Study of an Elephant'

pencil

2015

'I Watched as Holy Lay Dying'

pencil

2008

'Drifty McWooden'

pencil

2008

'A Witch Prepares'

pencil

2008

'A Tomb in Gloucester Cathedral'

pencil

2009

'Self Portrait in the Dark'

soft pastel, tinted charcoal & silver oil-pastel

2013

'Study of Thornycroft's ''The Last Shot'' Boer War Memorial'

charcoal

2014

Artist Studies

Selected studies of other artists' work.

Left to right: - H. Cardwell's 'Venus Victrix', tinted charcoal, 2013; F. Leighton's 'Captive Andromache', pencil & tinted charcoal on coffee, 2013; Sir E. C. Burne-Jones' King Cophetua...', pencil, 2008; F. M. Brown's 'Work', ink pen, 2012; Goya's 'The Witches' Kitchen', charcoal, 2010; Nicolaes Maes' 'Old Woman at Prayer', pencil & charcoal, 2009; Rembrandt van Rijn's 'Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem', pencil, 2009; 3 etchings by Goya, wax relief, Biro, 2010; Aelbert Jansz' 'Vanitas Still Life', pencil, 2009; Jan Lievens' 'Vanitas Still Life with Books', pencil, 2009; Henry Wallis' 'The Death of Chatterton', soft pastel, 2008; (Various) Audrey Flack, soft pastel, 2008; Jim Warren's 'Pele's Passion', soft pastel, 2009.

 
 
 
 

Miscelaneous

Preparatory sketches, plans, ideas, doodles and blueprints for world domination.  Click thumbnails to magnify, or roll over them with your mouse for captions and spontaneous combustion.

The Discovery of the World