Drawing Dogs

Drawing Dogs

As a nation, we're a nation of shopkeepers but more importantly, Dog Lovers. The & Co. sign off of all my posts refer to the ever wooly, hairy, smelly, wouldn't have him any other way, but loveable studio dog, our Border Terrier Walter. His constant presense, and his role as the cornerstone in our family [...]

Back to Life Drawing

Back to Life Drawing

Standing in a room around a real, living, breathing model, wearing nothing, is enough to make most people run in the opposite direction, but drawing from life is a real skill. In a forced attempt to improve my drawing skills, I went along to Life Drawing Class at Altrincham Open Studios. The class lasts 2 [...]

Why I Keep A Daily Sketchbook & Why I Think You Should Too.

Why I Keep A Daily Sketchbook & Why I Think You Should Too.

In the age of Gratitude Journals, Line A Day Diary's and Happiness Planner's it seems the humble blank sketchbook has been pushed aside. Increasingly there are more artists and designers sharing there 'page a day' online and the benefits are not exclusive to full-time artists. So I want to encourage to keep a daily sketchbook. [...]

Reclaim Creativity

Reclaim Creativity

After spending years writing 'deck's' commonly known as Powerpoints to the average man and working in ad-land I decided to go back to my roots of arts and crafts.  It's bringing me so much joy, so I decided to document this journey rather than keep it hidden away under my desk. I started drawing from [...]