Drawing: Inside my Kitchen Cupboard

Kitchen Cupboard Drawing Following on from last week's post about using Danny Gregory's book, this is my latest drawing. Danny suggests opening your bathroom cabinet and drawing the outline of the objects, shelf by shelf, before filling in some detail. The idea is to take note of the proportions of the objects and their position [...]

By | March 27th, 2013|Drawing|8 Comments

London: Guardian of the City

I think since the 1960s the City of London's boundaries have been marked by small cast iron statues of dragons on top of stone pillars. Along with another fiercer-looking dragon at Temple Bar, they are dotted around in order to let you know when you're leaving the wider area of London and entering the square [...]

By | March 22nd, 2013|Photography|2 Comments

Drawing Bread: Danny Gregory’s Creative License

(Re)learning to Draw Following a recommendation from members of the Sustainably Creative forum I went to the library a couple of weeks ago and borrowed a copy of Danny Gregory's The Creative License, which I've been very slowly working my way through and I'm really enjoying it. At school I always enjoyed Art and had [...]

By | March 20th, 2013|Drawing|6 Comments

London: Harris Hawk

Sometimes I find I'm too tired to go out taking photographs or to go exploring different areas so I look for things closer to home, or even inside my home to photograph. Occasionally something will come to me, which makes life a lot easier! I saw this hawk being flown where we live over the [...]

By | March 19th, 2013|Photography|0 Comments

London: Charterhouse

London Charterhouse is a former Carthusian monastery in the Smithfield area of London, dating back to the 14th century. Since Henry VII dissolved the monasteries in the 16th century the buildings have been used as a private mansion, a school and almshouses (which is its current purpose).

By | March 15th, 2013|Photography|2 Comments