Drawing a Life-size Sauropod Vertebra illustration

How to challenge yourself by drawing a Huge sauropod vertebra life-size in colour!
the biggest (quite literally) scientific illustration I have worked on so far, have a look at how a drawing develops over time and how colour effects the drawing process.

Testing some new watercolours

Dayler Rowney Artists Range I found the Dayler Rowney paints to mainly be of a good mix and little separation had occurred in the tubes, apart from the mars violet which required emptying some liquid  for some time before any paint came out of the tube. This is not uncommon even in good brands of […]

A New Chapter

The Past few months have been a strange period of mass adjustment and what they tell you in Art School is true… staying motivated may be difficult but for me finding the time has been harder. However, in spite of the lack of time left once you are working I am still finding these small […]

50°39’21.0″N 1°28’06.9″W

Moving away from stacking directly on the shelf, I began using sand to support fragmented porcelain pieces. This placement allows for distance between the individual pieces meaning I can make my work larger whilst the negative spaaces still retain interest. I initially used a board balanced on two stools while I felt this was a […]

Tacita Dean

I was recently introduced to the work of Tacita Dean and found her work in a volume of Vitamin D in the library, from the start I connected with her notions of landscape and what landscape can be. In her recent exhibition at the Royal Academy she showed a collection of clover leaves, I  have […]

Studio Thoughts

                                                                                                                                                    My heads too crowded There’s someone screaming about memories, whilst other calls to the cracks in my work. This porcelain is like skin, but its delicacy is sharp. The charcoal lines dance on paper before me, black fading to greys which disappear into the white paper begging for marks. […]