Tuesday, 4 April 2017


Here are the breakdowns for the drop in calss last week. 
You will recall that the finished drawing is on green paper as an exercise in producing colour images with limited materials. In this case, a sheet of green paper, a Faber-Castell superfine pen, a Copic Caio, (it doesn't have to be those brands though) a red pencil and a white pencil.
I drew the rough working sketch on white paper and then traced it onto the green paper.
The black and white ink pics are just for clarity.

I used a Copic Ciao brush nib to block in the solids

I used a Faber-Castell Super Fine for the finer detail

To create the illusion of separation form the paper colour, I used a red pencil. I used a Faber-Castell coloured pencil, but any brand will do.

A white crayon pencil was used to create the highlights. White gouache or ink , will provide the same effect, use which ever you prefer.

A Copic warm grey 5 was used to give additional tone
And , finally, white crayon pencil for the smoke

Sunday, 2 April 2017


I brand new course of  HOW TO DRAW FANTASY ART, begings Tuesday 25th April 2017 at Swarthmore Education Centre
There is no no exam involved , it is purely aimed at the individuals development of drawing, what ever level they are at.
It’s not a big class,… usually no more than 12 to 14 people. The environment is very relaxed and students often make new friends in the process.
I have coached two students in putting a portfolio together to show talent scouts at Thought Bubble comic convention (Leeds) which led both of them into dialogue with Marvel Comics (getting that all important foot in the door).
However, if it is just some down time recreation you need to give you a break from the weekly stress ( be that, work, study, or just life), then this is also the class for you. 

Swarthmore Education Centre
2 – 7 Woodhouse Square
West Yorkshire
Phone:0113 243 2210