Discovered Again

Discovered Again: Charcoal Portraits

Discovered Again: Charcoal Portraits

It’s quite hard to capture the characteristics of a person in a sketch. I did these so long ago (2008) and don’t know the models, so I’ve no idea if I did a good job, but I think they’re quite convincing!

Discovered Again: Eastern European Architecture

Discovered Again: Eastern European Architecture

These quick drawings were done whilst travelling around Eastern Europe in 2001. I love to sketch when I travel and sometimes it captures a place better than a photo. These sketches were done in Prague (Czech Republic), Krakow/Cracow (Poland), Pécs and Budapest (Hungary).

Discovered Again: Line Drawings of Arches

Discovered Again: Line Drawings of Arches

In my previous post I shared sketches I’d done of arched ceilings. Here are a few more that I did in Krakow and Prague, but these are less detailed and focus just on the abstract shapes and patterns created by…

Discovered Again: Arches in Krakow

Discovered Again: Arches in Krakow

I find architectural structures very inspiring and have always loved arched ceilings. The curves of the walls and shadows create so many patterns. Here are a few sketches I did years ago when I was in Krakow, Poland. I have…

Discovered Again: Nuba Tribal Body Decoration

Discovered Again: Nuba Tribal Body Decoration

This is a drawing from one of my sketchbooks looking at tribal body decoration. This woman is from the Nuba tribe in Sudan. The decoration on her chest is scarification; a long and painful process that involves incising the skin…

Discovered Again: Indian Screens

Discovered Again: Indian Screens

Inspired by the Indian screens I’ve been sketching at the V&A, I decided to look back through my hundreds, actually thousands, of travel photos I took whilst in India back in 2008. I knew I was going to find a…

Discovered Again: Nuba Tribal Decoration

Discovered Again: Nuba Tribal Decoration

One of my favourite sketchbooks is based on tribal body decoration. This is a painting I did of a Nuba tribesman from Sudan. I love the geometric patterns and soft pastel colours with the dark contrast and hint of ember.

Discovered Again: Sketchbooks

Discovered Again: Sketchbooks

I’ve had to make the hard decision to leave London and move back up north to my parents. It looks like setting up your own business is full of sacrifices! Hopefully it will all be worth it in the end….