Friday, May 11, 2018

May Sketch a Day!

A daily drawing for the Twitter challenge #MaySketchaDay

Cantalini's, Playa Del Rey

 The local bird populace enjoy boat washing time at Marina Del Rey!

 Sloopy's Beach Cafe, Manhattan Beach

The view from Playa Provisions at Playa Del Rey.
 The Japanese Fishing Village memorial at Terminal island, port of LA.
 ‘Fire’ boats at San Pedro with the USS Iowa behind and the Vincent Thomas bridge in the background.

 Manhattan Beach


 Culver Hotel, Culver City

 Notes at the Getty museum

 Lounge at the Chateau Marmont

 Sunset Strip

 Manhattan Beach

 Manhattan Beach

 Playa Del Rey

Culver City

Saturday, May 05, 2018


This is my book of sketches made in the life-drawing room at Pixar over 4 years. I studied the approach to Gesture Drawing where the pose is used as a springboard for the imagination. Story and character are the focus rather than anatomy.

Available as a digital e-book on Gumroad here

Practice is, of course, paramount to success; I would attend drawing classes twice a week at Pixar. When I worked in France with no regular art classes I still practised gesture drawing every day sitting outside cafes and drawing the people in the street. I have a book collection of these too available here