Sunday, 30 September 2012


I've been concentrating on my observation project at the moment and I decided that perhaps I could draw the unusual items I have found in Cambridge town. (looking in the different antique shops for example.) We are supposed to have a solid six or five weeks of drawing from observation (its a pretty open minded project.) which feels easy enough.

It was inspiring to look through Salvatore's sketchbook and see that all of his observational drawings were drawn in his own unique way. I was hoping that I could do the same, while at the same time, still follow the brief. I'm not sure how I feel about the drawings I've made so far- I must admit, though the project is definetly a priority, I still find myself dedicating my time to working on my other personal projects. So its drawing all day in town, then drawing the rest of the time on my own thing....

Friday, 28 September 2012

More Hohum Images

Thought I could dedicate some time into making a few more Hohum images- just made these three images for now and will need to dedicate myself to a couple of other projects. You can also read Tom Masters Hohum story by following this link:

Monday, 24 September 2012

Haunted Books

I am still settling into Cambridge. This Thursday, I will be giving a class presentation about myself and my illustrations- I don't feel too nervous about it since everyone seems to be nice and friendly in class which makes things feel a little easier. I have also written a couple of notes about what I want to talk about. I still feel that Cambridge is very promising for my career...

I wanted to keep trying to update my blog, mostly for my family back home(and the small following I have gained from my website.) I am also hoping that my site will be updated again very soon thanks to a few new contacts I have made.

But last week I did find a bookshop I could visit in Cambridge:

I wanted to buy the Ant and Bee books- its a series I remember a long time ago. Unfortunately, I only decided to buy since they are quite expensive (the cheapest being £10)
Just charming little illustrations in my opinion. I guess they have mostly been forgotten these days and have been out of print for a long time. Even the reprinted editions from the 70's are expensive to buy.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Cambridge studies

Cambridge feels pretty promising so far, I have the book fair in March to look forward to and I kinda feel more positive about my Illustration career. I've managed to keep myself drawing every day (I've been walking about town and trying to get used to my new surroundings.) 

Not really anything to post yet, but i took this little photo in the cafe:

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Art House one last time...

I haven't really updated my blog again for a while. Not that I haven't been drawing, but I just haven't really felt in the mood to upload anything- its been a strange couple of weeks where I've been waiting for my MA to start and I am quite unsure of what to expect. I did go to Southampton today however and thought I could post a couple of photos I took. 

Normally, whenever I have visted Southampton, I go to the Art House cafe, but my friend Daniel Belben was selling some of his prints alongside several other fine artists from the Unit 11 studios he works at. 

Its strange that despite drawing there a lot for the past two years, I have successfully managed to not ruin a drawing by spilling coffee or tea over it. Sadly, Today was perhaps one of the last times I will be visiting my friends in Southampton (and Winchester) for quite a while- I've normally gone up into town almost every month ever since I finished university. Southampton may had some highs and lows in various different events in my life (though mostly highs if I'm honest.) so I will miss it a little- though I'm excited and also wondering what the next 18 months or so will bring up in Cambridge.