Simply Sketching – Vegetables From Life

Spent a fruitful (or should that be vegful!) morning this morning sketching vegetables from life in pencil. I have a gorgeous Technalo 3B pencil by Caran d’Ache which is velvety yet delicate and gives a superb and sensitive line. As I am preparing to submit some vegetable artwork to a magazine I wanted to really get to know my way around these vegetables so I … Continue reading Simply Sketching – Vegetables From Life


Fashion Illustration – with watercolour

Meet the fashion illustrators! This week in my Friday watercolour class in Tonteg, South Wales we did a retro sewing pattern cover illustration. The models were two 50’s women in fitted bodice blouses and wide flouncy skirts. This was a photographic image. We started with the face using a flesh coloured wash of rose madder genuine and raw sienna. To make delicate shadows on the … Continue reading Fashion Illustration – with watercolour


Waste Not Want Not

Working as a freelance artist every little helps and so I have managed to not waste a single scrap of my A3+ sized archival Epson printing paper. At £35 a pack of 20 sheets you can see why. I use this paper exclusively to print my archival animal watercolours. For the last 5 years since I’ve been a self-employed artist selling on I’ve used … Continue reading Waste Not Want Not