A sunset is built upon mountains

Sketchbooks and Writing Poetry In Them.

I often doodle where I write, or write where I doodle. They seem to work off of each other, help me to find direction. Never do I draw too ambitiously when searching for ideas, the things above took little more than ten minutes. However I implore anyone who writes to draw and vice versa, I’m certain you’ll do better for it. If nothing else it focuses your mind and starts to fill the daunting white page.

Close up

A black pen etching of a captured interaction between man and beast (well lizard…).

It’s funny how, in this age, we see ourselves as so different from the nature that Read more ›

A Lion’s share

A soft pastel sketch of half a lion’s face.  The vivid colour scheme was a delight to try and re-create. The pastels compliment the Read more ›

Roar sketch

An old black and white pencil sketch from a couple of years back. I remember being very proud.

A grizzly bear’s roar can reach up to 114 decibels; as loud as jet taking off. With that in mind, a roaring bear can make for a powerful image.

 

Lost at Sea

A quick acrylic paint sketch of a Koi Fish.

The scales need some work

Koi – common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens.