Monday, 29 August 2016


It's been a nice sunny weekend here, hopefully this will continue for a little longer!
I've been busy drawing a Southbank map.  The Southbank here in London is a lovely place to go and walk around I think and there are plenty of things to do, places to stop, eat, drink and people watch.  It's been somewhere I've always enjoyed going to since I've lived here.
I always find maps challenging which I like.  I make a lot of sketches of everything before I put it all together trying to make sure everything is roughly where it should be, a lot of sticking and photocopying of all the sketches takes place before I work on the final.  I drew the Tate several times trying to get the texture I wanted!  I really love that building.  I do love London :).


I hope you've had a good weekend, I'll be back soon :)

Friday, 19 August 2016


I don't normally post on a Friday evening but as I'm now sitting down with a cuppa I thought I would.
Here's something I've been up to just recently.  A little different subject wise.  I haven't been drawing many figures of late and I'd been wanting to do something like this for a while.  Elizabeth 1st was a great subject as I could really go to town with the decoration and I wanted to include some of the symbols that are associated with her.   A few things we know about her appearance, she was a red-head, liked wearing ruffs and apparently had long slim hands!  I hope she's recognisable.

Have a lovely weekend, mine will be gymming, drawing and hopefully meeting some friends! :)