The Lions of Al-Rassan

The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read this book. As with all of Kay’s writing, every sentence is a joy to read, somehow seems effortless and light, but, yet, because of the precision and eloquence, you can’t help but acknowledge it must’ve been created withContinue reading “The Lions of Al-Rassan”

Inktober Day 19: Owl

An owl we saw at the Hawk Conservancy Trust awhile back. If you’re into birds at all and are ever near Andover in the UK, it’s well worth a trip. Not entirely happy with how this drawing turned out (partly down to execution on my part and partly to using a new paper that IContinue reading “Inktober Day 19: Owl”

Inktober Day 15: Athenian Owl Tetradrachm

Small drawing (5cm x 5cm) of a coin that I recently saw and loved at the British Museum. It’s an Athenian Owl Tetradrachm dated from 460-404 BC. Obviously I found the owl cute, but I also very much like that Athena’s owl is a symbol of wisdom.

Inktober Day 14: Kyoto Street Scene

Drawn from a photo I took in Kyoto in 2015. This took me longer than I’d have liked (largely due to lack of time!), so I’m behind again on my Inktober drawings. Though that’s the case, I’m very much enjoying this process; I may not be posting every day, but I am drawing every singleContinue reading “Inktober Day 14: Kyoto Street Scene”

Playing Catch-up (i.e. Inktober 5, 7, & 8)

I haven’t been that well the last few days and the cat integration project has been intensive (we are making progress!) so I fell behind on my Inktober drawings. Was never going to be able to do four detailed ones in one day to make up time, so instead, here are three 5 minute sketchesContinue reading “Playing Catch-up (i.e. Inktober 5, 7, & 8)”

Inktober Day 3 (on Day 5 ☺️): Tanuki in Takayama

Based on a photo I took in Takayama a couple years ago. I converted the little tanuki statue into a real tanuki (at least I hope it looks like that!) Those in the know, will spot the eight symbol on the sake bottle and the straw hat. 💡Lesson learned from this piece: Think about howContinue reading “Inktober Day 3 (on Day 5 ☺️): Tanuki in Takayama”