Tag Archives: pen and ink

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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Beginners Tutorial – How to Draw a Horse

Following on from my last tutorial on how to draw a horse’s head, I was asked if I would do a beginners lesson on the same subject.  This one focuses on how to represent the dimensions and composition accurately with … 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 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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How To Cheat Your Way Out Of Mistakes In Drawing

Risk.  No artist got anywhere by playing safe.  I like the adrenaline rush you get when you have one chance to change a painting and if it goes wrong then the whole thing is ruined.  It is probably why I … Continue reading

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