Second human portrait

I've been working on my second human portrait. This time it's Angelina Jolie in graphite. I think it's largely finished, but I may end up adding a bit more detail or increasing the contrast in...
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Second human portrait

Dougie & Tia complete (commission)

Work on Tia (left) and Dougie (right) has finished and the end result is now signed, mounted and framed, ready to hand over to the dogs' owners. They've already seen these pictures and I'm relieved...
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Dougie & Tia complete (commission)

A trio of tropics

Three new Central American additions to the gallery today. The Amazon Kingfisher photographed on the Rio Frio near to Nicaragua, the Mantled Howler Monkey near the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and finally the Fer-de-lance,...
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A trio of tropics

In progress – Dougie & Tia (commission)

Progress continues on Dougie and Tia. Dougie is nearly finished and Tia is coming on quite nicely so far. The drawing is being made with pastel pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat.
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In progress – Dougie & Tia (commission)

David Attenborough (re-post)

I'm posting this portrait of David Attenborough again only because I've finally taken the time to take a decent photograph of the final drawing. The drawing hasn't changed since the last post, but the contrast...
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David Attenborough (re-post)


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Cats

There are certain families of animal that I’ll always make an extra effort to see. As far as mammals are concerned, all of them hold my interest, but there are…

Blue Whale

The Blue Whale is the sort of creature that captures the imagination of every child. I remember having a book when I was young that illustrated the size of a…

Scottish Wildcat

The Scottish Wildcat is clinging on to existence. Current estimates suggest there are as few as 35 pure individuals left, making it quite possibly the rarest mammal on the planet….

Wild Boar

Wild Boar were once widespread throughout the country, but became extinct in the wild some time during the 13th century. Hunting was responsible for their eventual demise. In more recent…

Camera gear

Take photographs for long enough, and you’ll sooner or later be asked for advice about which is the best camera, the best lens, etc. Perhaps more frustrating, you’ll meet other…