Welcome back to my blog! After my last blog of how to get yourself set up for the next part of the year I thought it would be a good time to look at what else can both get us in a good frame of mind yet is the bane of so many people’s lives. Yes ladies and gentlemen I’...

How's your year going? Seriously, sit down and let me know how 2019's treating you. As we enter the last third of the year before *audible gulp* 2020, I think it's time to take stock of how the years been and set the wrongs to right so we can go in strong to the last p...

I recently had the opportunity to visit the new Charles Rene Mackintosh exhibition in Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery. I actually visited as I thought I had a meeting but only released when on the train it wasn’t until next week. So you know, make the best of a miscalcu...

Since the dawn of celluloid people have wondered, are films art? As movies became more sophisticated over time this question was able to be answered with an emphatic yes. Films taught us about ourselves, about each other, about being human! This list considers a simila...

Part 1- Shade (throwing it like mad)

So, in the previous art lessons, I've covered some basic exercises to improve your observation skills and some things to make your doodling a bit more useful. Now I'm going to cover a bit about shading. Ultimately, by the end of this...

Hello again! So glad to be back and very sorry to have no been here. To be honest dear reader life has been pretty awful these last few months. It seems 2018 for me is Britney Speare's 2007, though luckily I've resisted the temptation of the razor and still have a full...

3 Quick ways to turn your doodles into damn fine drawings!

When thinking about these little lesson blogs of mine I thought about how I wanted to keep them really accessible for all abilities and for all pockets. To that end the three methods below are all done with a HB...

So, I've been doing some typography with some cards recently and I thought you might like to see a little behind the scenes so you can have a go! I know it can be daunting to go from bubble writing on the back page of your Math book to something that will blow the sock...

One of the many things people say when I talk to them about art and my design life in general is 'I wish I could draw.' And I get it. In an education system that doesn't value being creative or interest in the less 'academic' subjects people get the marks they have to...

Hello! After a one week holiday, I am back to discuss the month of April. Can you believe it was Easter was only a month ago?? Feeling ill after too much chocolate seems like ancient news! But all around a pretty good month, if it starts with chocolate and ends with a...

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