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St Jude – Patron Saint of Hopeless Cases and Lost Causes

  I came across St. Jude by accident; I was flicking through a copy of the parish bible when the novena prayer to St. Jude fell into my hands.  I was going through a difficult time trying to sell my … Continue reading

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The Seven Golden Odes

When I was first asked to illustrate a book about The Seven Mu’Allaqat, I must confess I knew very little about them.  The Seven Mu’Allaqat are the most important works of pre-Islamic Arabian poetry and are often referred to as … Continue reading

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How to Draw a Horse’s Head

Horses are one of my favourite animals as I have been riding since the age of three.  My best friend from the age of six was even more passionate about horses than I was and when she moved away to … Continue reading

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How to Draw and Paint a Rose

Roses are one of the most beautiful and romantic flowers.  This is a technique for creating an attractive image of a rose in a short amount of time and without having to be too precise.  I use a watercolour wash … Continue reading

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How to Draw Still Life

Still life is a great way to improve every aspect of your drawing technique.  It improves your ability to observe and then record what you see accurately.  It is also an accessible activity and one that you can set up … Continue reading

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