European Lynx completed

The European Lynx is finally complete. I've spent longer on this drawing than any other so far. As with all my other colour work so...
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European Lynx completed

European Lynx in progress, part 2

European Lynx in progress I'm still working on this European Lynx. Both of the photos I've posted so far have been taken with my phone...
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European Lynx in progress, part 2

Eurasian Lynx in progress

I'm currently working on this drawing of a Eurasian Lynx. I'm using Stabilo Carbothello pastel pencils on pastelmat paper again. There's still work to do...
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Eurasian Lynx in progress

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...
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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...
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Dougie & Tia complete (commission)


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African Elephants

This was my first piece that that featured more than one subject. I like to keep the work as clean as possible, usually with the main subject being the only…

Indian Rhinoceros

This was the first piece I worked on that I did from a reference photograph that wasn’t my own. I’d been asked if I could draw a rhino, but I’d…

Spectacled Caiman complete

I really enjoyed working on the Spectacled Caiman, and was quite pleased with the result. I sometimes think I’ll never be more than “quite pleased” with my drawings and my…

Spectacled Caiman

The next piece I started on was this Spectacled Caiman. I photographed it on the banks of the Frío River at the Costa Rican and Nicaraguan border. If I was…

Elephant and my first sale!

This drawing was based on a photograph I took in Udawalawe, Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan sub-species is the largest of the Asian elephants. Only 7% of the males have…

Incomplete Otter

This drawing was started but never finished. It hasn’t been sprayed with fixative yet, so it may one day be finished. I’ve started to lose count of the number of…

Sri Lankan Leopard

This leopard was the first of a number seen on last year’s trip to Sri Lanka. It was in Wilpattu towards the north of the island. We found it relaxing…

How it all started (again)

Around four years later, I decided to pick up a pencil again. The subject this time was a Common Green Forest Lizard (Calotes calotes), which is found in India and…

…and then ended

No more than four or five drawings later, including this Meadow Pipit, I’d thrown in the towel. I wasn’t happy with what I was capable of, and wasn’t really prepared…

How it all started

I quite enjoyed art at school. I don’t really remember being taught anything in art lessons, but I do remember mucking about quite a lot and occasionally producing something that…

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