Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Sketchbook studies

I have recently been looking at the work of Samuel Palmer and was inspired to create these sketches to try out a simple but stylised way of working.

Israfel 1

"If I could dwell
Where Israfel
Hath dwelt, and he where I,
He might not sing so wildly well
A mortal melody,
While a bolder note than this might swell
From my lyre within the sky."

'Israfel' - Edgar Allen Poe

An all to rare foray into sculpture, I tried to depict Israfel's failure in being able to sing having known a mortal life.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Saturday, 16 February 2008


These are some quick sketches I produce day to day.
I do alot of observational drawings around my home, and I find it interesting to look closely at objects and study the lines that make up these everyday items.
My drawings sometimes appear quite crude as I always draw quickly.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Sketchbook Work 07-08

Ivor Cutler was a subject of a short illustration project over summer, I focused on illustrating two of his poems/songs, 'Baby Sits' and 'Old Oak Tree'.

'Baby Sits' is a song about a child who is neglected by his/her parents, it is a classic Cutler song and is both bizarre and moving.

I was particularly interested in the way Ivor's songs were on the face jolly and comedic but hid a dark meaning behind the jokes.

Throughout the year i was also interested a lot in sleep, in dreams and the protection we can feel while under the covers.

Below are some other various ideas and illustrations from last year.

Wednesday, 2 January 2008


Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Red hot pokers

Apple tree

Sea Landscape

Three kings

Tuesday, 4 December 2007