as if

Here's my latest video. Narrated by Francie Hickinbotham. Special thanks to  Izzy Mitchell, and to 'Crane Under Water' for the beautiful, haunting music. You can find more of his work here.

new drawings

Some recent drawings from Sulawesi and Spain, more figurative than they've been for a long time! Just graphite in a Moleskine.

Nikkita Palmer drawings from Spain

Some drawings by Nikkita Palmer from her trip to Spain last September. Check out her blog here.

Dec arts sketchbooks

Sketchbook work from  BA Dec Arts final year students at NTU.

Anna Chesney

 Amelia Hales

learning to draw

Last week I was asked by one of my students at NTU about my early attempts at drawing.

I hadn't learned to draw when I was in art school and soon after I graduated I felt that my lack of experience was holding me back as a visual artist. I asked a friend for help. He had excellent observational skills and the advice he gave me was to use a confident and decisive line, to stop trying to make 'good' drawings and to focus on the process rather than product.

So I started by following his advice and what you see below is a series spanning about 10 years. The first drawing was made 2 years after graduating. Between some of these images there were periods where I didn't draw at all for more than 3 years, but they're all in chronological order.