Thursday, July 14, 2016

Eastbury Manor

I drew this view from life, on a warm May day in Compton, near Guildford, in the UK, using a Copic brush pen and a handful of Pigma Microns.

The manor, a red brick pile crowned by a forest of chimneys, is now a retirement home. The triangular spire behind it belongs to the ancient church of Saint Nicolas, whose old graveyard overlooks the retirement home's gardens.

Monday, July 11, 2016

The wreck in the harbour - Dracula arrives in England

A ship founders under the steep sides of the English town of Whitby. It was here that Dracula came to Britain in the late 1890s, aboard the Russian ship Demeter, and that's what I was thinking about when I made the picture.

I used a modern version of Whitby, however - the one I saw a few years back. This is the view, more or less, looking down on the town from the ruined abbey on the north shore.

Monday, July 4, 2016

never on time

I drew and painted this many years ago now, on a spare piece of cardboard. It was done quickly, because my model had places to be.