Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Woolpack

This is the Woolpack in Chilham, another 15th century old pub with a fire place inside that is bigger than most studio appartments in New York.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Kurt Cobain

This is a step by step of a demo I did in class last Thursday at NJCU. The medium is gouache.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Local

This is The Local, the third pub in my parent's village, this one does have a TV and is run by an Indian family so you can a get a great curry in here too. Beer, football and Indian food, not bad at all.

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Artichoke

The Artichoke is my favorite of the pubs where my parents live. This 15th century Inn has three working fireplaces and even an old well that is
inside the building but the best part is, no television, how is that for progress?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My Sister's House

I brief stroll from my parents house is my sister's house, a really inviting  little cottage halfway between The George and the Artichoke.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cross Keys Lodge

After 5 drawing of my mum, here is the house where my parents live. Cross Keys Lodge in Chartham, and to keep the pub theme going the house used to be a pub called The Cross Keys, I would love to have known it back then too, I'm pretty sure the room I sleep in was where the pool table was.

Friday, January 25, 2013

My Mum

The nicest drawing but not the best likeness. This is the last one in the series.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

My Mum

All these drawings look so different but they all work for me on some level.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Mum

I felt like I was getting somewhere with this one.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My Mum

Number 2, quite different but it worked on some level.

Monday, January 21, 2013

My Mum

I got to sit and draw my mum over the holidays, 5 drawings in all, this is number 1

Sunday, January 20, 2013


I brought this compass at a flea market with the single intention of drawing it. I love the challenge of this kind of thing.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The City Arms Inn is another of my favorite Canterbury bars. It's in a 15th century building and the pub has been around for over 300 years. The two lads outside asked me to put them in the drawing, James and Terry Gallacher, all the way from bonnie Scotland.

Friday, January 18, 2013


This is my favorite pub in Canterbury, The Cricketers, I don't like cricket, boring game played by people who weren't good at football, but the pub is wonderful and those lucky enough to get to Canterbury should pop in for a pint.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The George

This is The George in Chartham, Kent in England, walking distance from where my parents live and well worth the walk.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The View for the Malt Shovel

The Malt Shovel is a great old bar in Edinburgh, I was sat out side with a pint when I drew this view facing up Cockburn street, I think that's right anyway.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Black Bull

Happy New Year everyone. Yes, I've been gone for a while but I've been drawing none the less. I'm going to attempt daily posting again, I've got a small back log of drawings that I did whilst back home in the UK. here is number one, the black Bull in Mid Calder, Scotland, it's walking distance from the house where my wife grew up.