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New Artworks- Mixed media on paper

the beacon hotel artwork

glasshouse locks artwork

george's dock ventilation artwork


Couple of artworks for the Open All Media exhibition at the Art Yard in Cradley Heath.

Artworks are: The Beacon Hotel, Glasshouse Locks and George’s Dock Ventilation.

Each artwork is layers of paper, ink and image transfer along with the ink drawing of each location on 300gsm paper.

Opening night for the show is Monday 8th and it’s on until the 3rd February.

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Ink Texture Experimentation

ink experiment 1

ink experiment 2

ink experiment 3

ink experiment 4

Acrylic ink texture experimentation.

Daler Rowney FW acrylic ink on Cass Art brand watercolour paper.

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Textures- Works in Progress

texture artwork wip 1

texture artwork wip 2

texture artwork wip 3

texture artwork wip 4


Spent a couple of hours in Photoshop extracting and putting together some diagram, texture and collage pieces ready to transfer to paper. Many of these diagrams are taken from the British Library’s public domain albums on Flickr.

These will make up the base textures to a coupe of artworks that will be submitted to exhibitions over the next couple of weeks.

I’m planning to print, cut and paste some parts and image transfer some parts using both gel medium and acetate printing techniques. Once on the paper the textures will be drawn, painted and inked over.



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New Artwork: BB-8

artwork bb8


BB-8, watercolour, acrylic ink and ink pen on paper

Played around with ink, water spray bottle and a sponge to create various textures in this piece. I wanted the background to contrast the clean and technical look to BB-8.

Link to my sketchbook sketches and planning for this piece.


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Inktober/Drawlloween 2015 #25

inktober 25 mummy

Inktober and Drawlloween day 25- Mummy

This is quite a small drawing on an equally small rectangle of watercolour paper.

I definitely wanted texture in this piece so I tried to keep my brushes as dry as possible.

This piece is inked with Daler Rowney acrylic ink and small detail brushes.

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Illustration Friday- Sharp

illustration friday sharp

My submission for this week’s Illustration Friday topic, Sharp.

This piece is layers of tissue paper, acrylic ink and cut book text on a Moleskine page.

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