Friday, 11 October 2019

Another Tiger

An experiment using ballpoint pens for a portrait, I like the vibrant colours and the ink flows beautifully so will probably be using them again. 


Monday, 11 February 2019

Tiger just completed, I've called it 'Concentration' because he looks as if he is concentrating on prey to pounce on. 

I used Derwent Tinted Charcoal pencils as I really like the muted colours for wildlife, I did use a yellow and a terracotta Derwent Pastel pencil, in small areas of the fur, just to lift it a little. The paper is Canson sanded paper, which I wasn't that keen on, it's quite rough and has a very gritty feel to it, I much prefer Fisher 400 if I am going to use a sanded paper. The size is A4.


Tuesday, 28 August 2018

A couple of new drawings

These two new drawings are quite small 6x4" Faber Castell Polychromos on Pastelmatt.

I had the urge to get back to my favourite subject of animals, and found it very satisfying. 

The scan of the Owl is pretty grim, very grainy (not sure why) the original is much smoother looking. 



I am hoping to get some prints done of these little ones to sell online...we'll see.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The Old Breakwater - Porlock Weir

I don't often post here now, sadly I think almost everyone has moved to facebook, blogs seem to becoming a little redundant. Sometimes I think there is no-one out there?

Anyway this is my latest small drawing. 'The Old Breakwater-Porlock Weir' done on Fabriano Artistico HP paper (my favourite support for coloured pencils) using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. Size is 6"x6". I do quite enjoy doing these little ones as they don't take very long to do so I dont get fed up with them.




Thursday, 1 March 2018


This coloured pencil drawing of mine, 'Dartmoor Magic' was runner up in the

I was so pleased, this picture has done very well for me and has now been sold.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Field Poppies


One I have recently completed. It is quite small, just to keep my 'pencil' eye in while I take a break from some Acrylic paintings I am doing. I find pencil drawing very relaxing while painting needs more concentration.
Size: 7" x 5". Pencils: Faber Castell Polychromos on Fabriano Artistico HP paper.


Sunday, 22 October 2017

Poppy Seed heads

Oh dear, posts are getting further and further apart. I've not done much in the way of coloured pencil art recently, I have been trying out new mediums, but here is a small piece I have just completed of some poppy seed heads from my garden. I needed to chill out a little and coloured pencils let me zone out while I work on a drawing.
Pencils: Faber Castell Polychromos
Paper: St Cuthberts Somerset Velvet 
Size: 7" x 7"


Another Tiger

An experiment using ballpoint pens for a portrait, I like the vibrant colours and the ink flows beautifully so will probably be using them a...