Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Tree Surgeon

Another one on the utility vehicle theme

Initial line drawing

Life Drawing

Here's a couple of pics i did at life drawing class at the White Space in Edinburgh

Done in Procreate on the Ipad

My first go at Watercolours!

Friday, 20 December 2013

Digging & Lifting

Some recent studies, first in pen, then worked up in Photoshop


'Cherry Picking'

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Harry Painting Process

Painting of my grandpa,Harry.Alkyds on Canvas 70x50cm

and here's how i got there

Tuesday, 26 November 2013


Sketch of a place we visited in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

East Fortune

Sketch done at the Museum of Flight, East Fortune, Scotland.

The Trip

Ipad sketching whilst watching The Trip with Steve Coogan

British Summer Time

The clocks had just changed for British Summer Time, but there was still snow here in Scotland!

Kenmore, Scotland, April 1st 2013, on Ipad.

Thursday, 7 March 2013


It feels like ages since i've been to a life drawing class.  Last weekend i met up with my drawing buddy, Marten, who i also hadn't seen in ages.  We decided to head to the Whitespace class in Edinburgh. Both of us really enjoyed it. I'll be going back soon for sure.

Done on Ipad using Procreate app.

Here's a little one i did at the class on the Ipad. First time i've used the Procreate app.   Very impressive, i must say.  Intuitive to use.  Feels like a slightly evolved version of Brushes, ( though sadly lacks the playback feature ).

If you're wondering about the colour swatches, i was thinking about James Gurney's colour gamut mapping as i was doing this. His 'Colour and Light' book is amazing.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Hitch 22

Well it's been a while.....Busy times with work , getting married and all that!
Here is the invite i painted for Ruthie & I's wedding in November.  

At the time of making this, i knew what i would be wearing, but had to make a guess at Ruthie's outfit. Turned out i was a bit off the mark - she showed up in an elegant blue dress. A wonderful surprise. So much better than i could have imagined!

If you are wondering about the peacocks, Prestonfield House has loads of them wandering about the grounds. We had fun chasing them on the day!