Ranworth Moorings

This is a sketch across Ranworth Moorings in Norfolk with a view up to the church. As you can see, I’ve modified the sce

St Benet’s Abbey ๐Ÿšค

I saw this ruin across the river whilst out for a jog, painted it and only then found out a few days later it was actually a l

One small step for man…

…One giant leap for mankind. A perfect quote for what is in my opinion the greatest achievement the human species has ev

Coffee van man โ˜•

A quick(ish) sketch of a coffee van, drawn whilst sat about 25 metres away and it’s incredible just how many people want

SpongeBob Statue ๐Ÿ—ฟ

SpongeBob Statue in the middle of London. This archway and buildings are just behind St Paul’s cathedral.  This dra

Digital London Urban Sketches

One of these I’ve already posted a couple of days ago but here’s some more from the past few days. They’re a

St. Paul’s Cathedral โ›ช

St Paul’s Cathedral drawn in ink and charcoal. My initial sketch was in pencil from the roof of a shopping centre overlo

Beauty from a bit of burnt wood ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ’’

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท J’ai utilisรฉ du fusain pour dessiner la cathรฉdrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Quelque chose de beau dans du bois br

Sketchbook Flip-Through ๐Ÿ“–

This is a flip-through view of a sketchbook which has been definitely been my favourite so far out of the seven or eight books

Les toits en ardoise de Paris ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

This is another attempt to add colour to an old sketch. The original drawing was from the balcony of my hotel in La Madeleine,

Canary Wharf Lunch Sketch ๐ŸŒˆ

Another old sketch updated with a splash of colour ๐ŸŒˆ I can’t remember the colours of the scene from years back so thi

The Cornhill Water Pump

This pump is passed by tens of thousands of Londoners daily, it’s next to The Royal Exchange and a minute’s walk f

Margate beach Donkeys โ›ฑ๏ธ

I was aiming for a Turner-esque look here by basing this on a few of his sketches. Joseph Mallord William Turner returned to M

โ›ช Christ Church, Spitalfields

This church was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor and built between 1714 and 1729 so as English churches go it’s pretty muc

Sculpture sketching โ„๏ธ

Frozen fingers for sketching this strange sculpture in London โ„๏ธ

Top Nine 2018

On Instagram there’s a fad for posting your top 9 images of the year, you simply enter your username on a website and it

Sue's View ๐Ÿ–๏ธ

Chimera with Personifications of Fire and the Sea

Chimera with Personifications of Fire and the Sea by Francis William Doyle-Jones. The sculpture is over the doorway of 24 Lomb

Genghis Khan ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ

This has precisely nothing to do with the Inktober 2018 prompt of TRANQUIL but hey, it’s an ink drawing. Interesting fac

Vienna monument ๐Ÿ—ฝ

Spotted whilst cycling in Vienna. And another quick watercolour practice sketch.

Le Dรฉpart de Paris ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Une conception originale โœ๐Ÿป

A few London pictures

Now I’m freed and wrapping up the last of the portraits from the 100 day challenge it’s time to return to somethin

Polperro fishing village ๐ŸŽฃ

Polperro is a village and fishing harbour within the Polperro Heritage Coastline in south Cornwall, England. It is a noted tou

Charlestown Harbourโ›ต

Small watercolour sketch of Charlestown Harbour. This harbour had been used several times on the big screen and small, for Doc

Holiday home ๐Ÿก

A quick little watercolour sketch of our holiday home. More memorable than any photo, for the painter that is…

Throwback Thursdays ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ

There’s this ‘Throwback Thursday’ thing on social media which I’ve started doing on and off, I wouldn&

Barn painting – Step six

A bit of roofwork going on. I laid down a really wet wash of one colour here and then whilst still wet I dabbed in another bru

Barn painting – Step Three

… continuing with the barn painting, in with the green stuff at the bottom. As with the sky, it was a case of wetting th

Barn painting – Step One (and two)

I posted up a line sketch of a barn on Instagram and asked those folks what medium I should use to do the colours with, and al

Cat and Farm framed up ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

Finally got around to framing up a couple of pictures to sell. I figured that for some people they’d rather buy a ready

The Royal Courts of Justice, London โš–๏ธ

Value study practice, learning from mistakes ๐Ÿค“

I think it was a bit much to expect to do this with a water brush which continually flows out… Along with the added unne

Mykonos Windmill

Continuing the watercolour sketching practice, following an example from the Lasseau book mentioned on previous posts. Followi

Working with the burnt sticks again ๐Ÿ˜

Nearly finished on this one, it’s been a while since using charcoal.

London's King's Cross / St Pancras International Station. ๐Ÿš‚

Started the sketch whilst waiting for a train and then finished it off whilst traveling, so excuse the wobbles ๐Ÿ˜‰

Quickie skyline sketching ๐Ÿ–‹

This was drawn from the southern side of the Thames just outside the Tate Modern gallery. A quick pen sketch to keep the creat

Watercolour cloud practice โ›…๏ธ

๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸผBonus post – no extra charge๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป For todayโ€™s #inktober challenge I had a quick look on the web to see abou

Inktober Day 18 FILTHY ๐Ÿญ

Coal-fired power station. This chimney has been on my horizon for my whole life, by the end of the year itโ€™ll be demolished

Inktober Day 10 GIGANTIC ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Godzilla, heโ€™s like Barney the dinosaur, but a bit more angry. He is a vegetarian though so thatโ€™s ok, weโ€™ll let him off

Lotus Elises, that girl with the pearl, an excuse to go to the pub and some pigeons๐Ÿ–Œโœ๏ธ

Here's that familiar girl, first drawn as a crosshatch practice and then redrawn exercising the brain cells a little hard