Wild winter Sky, Morecambe Bay

Boxing Day at Plover Scar, Morecambe Bay, looking east to the Bowland Fells. The wind was freezing cold but there was a small flock of tiny birds flitting around through the hail. In the fields further inland there were lots of whooper swans. I like sketching with watercolour pencils, they’re softer than regular coloured pencils …

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Stainless Steel Heron Sculpture

I just finished polishing my new life-size heron sculpture, in 5 mm stainless steel. Here’s a preview. It will soon be for sale on my Etsy shop, WyrebirdStudio.

Tips for sketching trees

Hello, thought I’d write down a few tips for sketching trees. The biggest difficulty when sketching trees, either from photos and particularly when outdoors, is how to simplify without resorting to stereotype and your drawing becoming cartoon like. You definitely need to avoid attempting to draw every leaf and branch, yet you should aim to …

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Madge The Malevolent Midge

It was my Dad’s birthday recently and I wanted to make him a charming dragonfly sculpture, but somehow instead this Gothic horror style fly appeared! I’m not sure you could ever create something that is very delicate when you start with two horseshoes. Dad seemed quite pleased with Madge though.