I’ve been experimenting with more muted but still vibrant colour palettes. After years of railing against watercolor I am finding it an incredibly practical medium for someone with a short attention span like m.. What was I saying? Who did these? They’re not bad. Anyway.
Second one is my local pub, but the first is a copy of a Walter Sickert painting, one of my favourites.
Sketch of a Jazz band, basement bar, Krakow.
Ra-Ra-Rasputin, lover of the Russian Queen -
There was a cat who really was gone.
Experimenting with some different ways of adding colour to inks for my book project. Gouache, with lines reintroduced over top with permanent shellac ink; inktense blocks added dry over waterproof inks and then activated with water; standard watercolor washes.
I’m leaning towards the gouache here - any thoughts?!
Gouache has the drawback of covering the ink lines, but, holy cow, the colours…
Lady in the rain. Catford Massive, 2014.
A boy and a bear start their train journey.
Another morning. Charcoal on grey sugar paper.
At the mountains of madness? Some sketchy charcoal with an Antarctic theme…
'Man in a bar' Alex Evans. Charcoal and chalk study.
Some visual identity work for Squared Root, a sustainability social enterprise working with communities in London, UK. Realy enjoyed working with these guys,