If you draw a lot, you may notice unexpected connections or patterns pop up in your work—happy accidents if you like. While drawing the above lady enjoying her soup on the top-floor café of Halifax Public Library, I noticed a construction crane operating in the background. All of a sudden, they seemed to be working in tandem; as the lady carefully lifted the soup to her lips, the crane would heave its building materials. This revelation drove the drawing across the sketchbook, and the whole thing took on a life of its own.
Media: Fine brush pen.
Here we see the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, and his three soon to be dewigged clerks. The clerks have complained about their itchy horsetail wigs for years, and will soon be able to cast them aside thanks to one of many reforms introduced by Mr Bercow in his efforts to modernize the Commons.
I’m fascinated by Mrs May’s voluminous hair, it seems to have a life of its own. Painted here, in all it’s glory, from a recent Prime Minister’s Questions. It must take hours to sculpt this Thatcheresque helmet of hair every morning—how does the Prime Minister find the time? Perhaps Number 10 has an in-house hairdresser, and it’s all done while Theresa is munching her Cornflakes…
The lobster boats were hauled up on on the rocky shore long before the sea ice had chance to trap them. Their hulls now exposed albeit for a clatter of old palettes, shored up against the bitter wind.
Media: ink, acrylic, and photoshop.