Pencil Training

7th November, 2017 // 7 Comments
Pencil Training

I always think it’s good to learn new things and expand your skillset. Over the last few months I’ve been MIA because I have taken on a new job role in order to expand my web development skills.

It’s a Monday to Friday, nine-to-fiver which takes an hour train travel in the morning and on the way home. That’s two hours a day.

Pocket sketchbook and pencilsRather than spending these two hours staring aimlessly into space, I’ve been instead choosing to capture the broad variety of fellow commuters I see every day in my pocket sketchbook. Here are a few so far…

Train sketch of man with backpack Train sketch of posing legs Train sketch of fat man with lollypopThe COL-ERASE pencils (above) are just lovely to draw with, and I’m doing pretty much all of my drawings with them. There are quite tricky to find depending on where you are but definitely worth a try.

I’ll be uploading more sketches of oblivious train travellers as I do them. Hope you enjoy!

A little bit of watercolour

22nd May, 2017 // 2 Comments

Well, before I get into the colour I’d thought share one other pencil drawing following on from my last post about pencils:

Here is a duck lady enjoying her coffee, captured when I went to Green Refectory cafe. Continue reading…

Getting back to pencil…

14th May, 2017 // 2 Comments

Welcome back. The last few days I have been getting back into pencil. Since I found the brush pen, I’ve been working mostly in ink. I recently became conscious of neglecting my bread and butter, the pencil. As I feel I need to keep all my skills sharp, here’s are a few pencil creations I’ve done recently:

A floating gentleman on his mobile device. He’s floating. It looks like his eyes are closed but actually he is looking down at his phone, I just need to be better is all. CONTINUE READING…

Drawing Gifts

7th May, 2017 // 5 Comments

The bane of being able to draw things, means that for special occasions I find I generally have to make cards for people close to me, or at least “do a drawing” for them. I only blame myself, because I started doing it at a young age and feel I am expected to do it forever more. It’s not so bad if I plan ahead of time and come up with an idea.

The flipside is that when it comes to actual gifts, giving a drawing or picture becomes a good escape plan when stuck for present ideas.

Here are a few personalised gifts I’ve created for people in the last couple of weeks:

A portrait of someone’s dog for their birthday. [Black ink, brown/grey fineliner, blue pencil]   CONTINUE READING…

Cafe sketches etc.

21st April, 2017 // 2 Comments

Sweet Christmas. Here is some more brush-pen action for your procrastination:

Taking a break outside of the State Library of Victoria to eat my snacks, I drew this chap doing the chill.


The Nonsense Continues

18th April, 2017 // 4 Comments

I had an extended weekend of doing nothing too productive, in terms of artwork anyway. But here are the latest scribblings I’ve conjured:

This drawing of a lady in a cafe started off so harmlessly, and then it got out of hand quickly. CONTINUE READING…

Bad Hands

10th April, 2017 // 6 Comments

Welcome back. I have some sketch uploads for you, including some of the worst hands I’ve ever drawn and a Beetlejuice-inspired waiting room…



4th April, 2017 // 4 Comments

Hello. I’ve been trying to improve my understanding of drawing hands by, well, drawing lots of hands. Please find below, a collection of the latest hands:

People used to smoke. They used to sing “Smoking is fun, always do it forever…”


Swimming & More Sketchbook Victims

31st March, 2017 // 2 Comments

Hope you’re having a good hour! Those that subscribe to my newsletter might remember that a while back I was working on a swimming picture. I’m still working on that swimming picture but have since decided to change the theme slightly.

The more I worked on it the more the setting of a swimming pool seemed so boring to me, but I still wanted to challenge myself with trying to catch this mid-stroke swimmer from a unusual angle, so I decided to take the scene out to sea. Here are a few thumbnails I’ve sketched out so far:


The first of many

27th March, 2017 // 4 Comments

I’ve decided to pretty much break up with social medias. They’re just too much of a bloody time-suck for me, and they take more than they give back, which just isn’t a fair relationship. Instead, I’ve decided to just post regularly here on my blog from now on.

I aim to put up more short posts which will still include my usual ramblings but will also be the latest things I’ve been drawing day-to-day, including quite a few sketches that have been hidden in my sketchbooks.

I thought I’d kick off with a few here:

Here is a lady testing out the latest of some sort of technological innovation! What a time we live in? This machine CONTINUE READING…

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