Category Archives: Art

Earache, and storm Kate.

8°C, strong SW, heavy long showers and some sunny passages. No cycling. Not well enough to ride today. It’s doesn’t seem so bad when the weather is this bad. Here is a sketch from Friday’s training day . Meeting minutes.

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Drawing is frightening.

10°C, stormy rain. In a hotel in Wilmslow. Drawing makes your mind run at double-speed, you get hot and will have to take a layer off. No inconvenience imposed on a sitter there. No reference either. Too many espresso coffees … Continue reading

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End of the day.

13°C, sunny with easterly breeze. Drawing: put something, anything between work and bed in the evening. Tiny A6 sketchbook with a cheap propelling pencil. The paper isn’t really this sallow.

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35 minutes of my life.

Heavy rain showers, S breeze. 16°C. No cycling. I have a cold, so did some drawing tonight. A6 sketchbook with HB pencil. It took about half an hour. Played Max Richter for about 2 sides. It came out alright didn’t … Continue reading

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I’m the rusty one.

17°C, bright, warm and sunny. Drawing while I wait for a visitor. Boy, do I feel rusty. That feeling of edge-of-the-seat fear that it will come out badly drives you on. I need to do this more often.

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Disappointed.

2°C, rain then dry. Talking to a class of 11 year olds today in a lesson on sensors. I asked them what devices they have at home with a sensor. The usual burglar alarms and security lights. Then one told … Continue reading

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Pulsar visualised

6°C, gales from SE. Some dry patches too. 3DS Max 8: I don’t often find the time to play with 3D software, but here is a still from a longer render that I ran overnight. As I write, I am attempting … Continue reading

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Moel Hebog

20°C, Cloudy till later, strong wind on summit. Moel Lefn: walked into cloud but the route was easy enough to find if you check the compass often enough. There are 3 summits on this ridge walk; the last- the highest, … Continue reading

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Mosside 1987

Watched The Culture Show tonight; Not Like Any Other Love. A documentary about The Smiths, edited from an older South Bank Show. The bit that caught my eye was my old school mate, Tony. I haven’t seen this clip before, … Continue reading

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Walker Gallery.

7°C, some rain, Liverpool makes a great day out. The Walker Gallery holds a very fine collection. There were a few gems, this landscape hides a meteorite. Maybe I was drawn in after this week’s comet. After enquiries at the … Continue reading

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