Monday, 29 February 2016
I was at Portsmouth University last week to do a spot of teaching. It's been a few years since I last taught there and they've invested a lot of money in the interim. The illustration studio was practically unrecognisable and what was (I think) the old fine art space is now a new swanky cafe area with computers and high-backed seating and lots of nooks and crannies for students to hide away in and work. Which they were doing – it seems to be a really well-utilised space. I had a spare ten minutes at lunchtime to quickly sketch a corner of this area, mindful of the fact that I should be drawing more interiors, backgrounds and landscapes. So, note to self: more of the same please.
UniPin fineliner and Winsor & Newton watercolours in A5 Seawhite Eco sketchbook.
Posted by Mike Chester at 10:35 am
Saturday, 27 February 2016
Thursday, 25 February 2016
Composite of the Exceptional Child's partially clad companion, Baby Lucy. I ran out of room in my sketchbook and couldn't accommodate the plastic infant's head so I had to draw that on a separate page...
TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink and watercolours in A4 Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook.
Posted by Mike Chester at 10:28 am
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Sunday, 21 February 2016
Saturday, 20 February 2016
Sketchbook double spread of Dr John Cooper Clarke, the bard of Salford (above) and coloured composite (top).
TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink and Daler Rowney watercolours in A4 Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook. Composite coloured digitally.
Posted by Mike Chester at 3:13 pm
Thursday, 18 February 2016
Revisit one of the most infamous episodes from Wild West history with the SAND CREEK MASSACRE playset! Recreate the 29th November 1864, when a 700-strong band of militia men led by Colonel John Chivington attacked and destroyed a peaceful settlement of Native Americans at Sand Creek, Colorado.
Slaughter innocent women and children! Scalp the deceased and mutilate their corpses! Wear their body parts as trophies!
(Not suitable for children.)
Digital print on card. Plastic 'cowboys and indians'.
Posted by Mike Chester at 10:15 am