Over the last 12 months I have been wealding chalk and posca pens for some chalkboard signage projects commissioned by the Duke of Yorks and Dukes at Komedia Cinemas in Brighton. The Duke of York’s cinema is the oldest working cinema in the UK and has a beautiful atmosphere with its original brass fittings and
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I’m still continuing to draw regularly in pubs around Brighton. These images are either in biro or soft pencils – I try not to rub out too much, leaving the original line intact. It differentiates from digital illustration that is so much about perfection – the perfect line, the perfect white – which somehow loses
More drawing in the pub for a break while I worked on “Imposter” and “Moon Map” which are both for upcoming exhibitions. I’m looking at creating a series of work using these drawings as inspiration but just haven’t had the time yet…For more information about drawing in the pub, visit here.
Another pencil drawing from my sketchbook of almost weekly sessions in local pubs. Not sure what that says about me really! Brighton has a huge number of pubs per capita ranging from the cheesy to the traditional to the uber-modern. My favourites are the slightly dingy, down at heel, sit in a dark corner on
I’ve been drawing various views of UK pub life again in Brighton. The Victory, named after Nelson’s ship at the Battle of Trafalgar, is a beautiful old pub close to Brighton’s North Laine with lots of old posters and ship paraphanalia for me to get my drawing teeth into – there’s even a cat’o’ninetails on
Another Tuesday evening of drawing at the pub! I really enjoyed drawing in the Cricketers in Brighton, a properly old school pub with red flock wall paper, antique prints, dark wood and the odd satanic-looking stuffed deer head hanging on the wall.
I drew this in my sketchbook at a drawing session run by the Drawing Club . Every week a group of artists, illustrators, tattoo artists and anyone who likes to draw meets up at a different pub in Brighton to practise observational sketching. I found it quite intimidating to draw strangers drinking and it was