A new sketchbook

A few weeks back I said that I was “trying to fill a sketchbook in a week”...Well I half filled it whilst on a mini break to Bristol and soon as I got back to London, I got consumed with commissions and teaching.

I’ve been having fun sketching things I've seen in recent trip to Bruges and Bristol. I aim to visit a few museums in London in the coming days and finish this little book off, there's so many possibilities on each page (I love sketchbooks!) 

I might re-do a large copy of these birdies and make it into a print...      

I might re-do a large copy of these birdies and make it into a print...

 

 

This bird piece has been inspired by “Noah’s Ark” by Jan Griffier (1710). There’s a strong recurring bird theme inspired from the old master paintings at present. I just love re-interpreting the intricate detailing with my own gestural marks and lines and re-creating the characters using my illustrative style.   

This bird piece has been inspired by “Noah’s Ark” by Jan Griffier (1710). There’s a strong recurring bird theme inspired from the old master paintings at present. I just love re-interpreting the intricate detailing with my own gestural marks and lines and re-creating the characters using my illustrative style.

 

Malaysian Monkey...      

Malaysian Monkey...

 

 

This little guy was drawn on a visit to  Bristol Museum . “Bear Jug", Staffordshire, 1740.  He’s inspired me many times over the years and every time I go back to Bristol I have to visit the museum (often just to see him). I’m thinking of ways in which I can retranslate his bobbly, ceramic texture (maybe through embroidery/French knots). Anyway he is to feature in a new body of work which I will be creating for December 2019.  Themes: childhood, imagination, nostalgia and toys.

This little guy was drawn on a visit to Bristol Museum. “Bear Jug", Staffordshire, 1740.

He’s inspired me many times over the years and every time I go back to Bristol I have to visit the museum (often just to see him). I’m thinking of ways in which I can retranslate his bobbly, ceramic texture (maybe through embroidery/French knots). Anyway he is to feature in a new body of work which I will be creating for December 2019. 
Themes: childhood, imagination, nostalgia and toys.