I’m a stew made of scraps, with CELT being the dominant flavour in my particular ragoût. However, I know little of their ancient culture or Druid beliefs.READ MORE..
Horror movies work on human anxieties built into us, but why do we have the fear of the almost human doppelgänger?READ MORE..
An appreciation of HAMMER HORROR films, the most memorable often featuring CHRISTOPHER LEE and/or PETER CUSHING.READ MORE..
To close out all my recent TV sketching, here are a few more from 2014 and 2015. THE HOUR was a British TV drama that we started watching last year, about the birth of British investigative TV news in the 1960s. Two seasons of 6 episodes were made, and both Julia and I were very much … Read more
Here’s a roundup of TV sketching done in 2013/2014 that I’ve not yet posted here in this blog. These sketches of PRIS from BLADE RUNNER, were among the earliest drawings I ever did with my left hand that I actually began to like. I’d avoided drawing for the better part of 2013, because my crude left-handed … Read more
As a follow up to some Star Trek TV sketching we did months ago, Julia and I did more sketch nights of Star Trek: The Next Generation, a favourite of Julia’s that I wasn’t so familiar with. When Star Trek: TNG was first broadcast, in the late 1980s, I was working in Asia and Europe; countries where I couldn’t understand … Read more
Here are some left-handed drawings from recent TV sketch nights drawing Star Trek. The bright colours and simple shapes, not to mention the broad characters and melodramatic action of James T. Kirk and his iconic space-faring crew can be quite fun to draw. I remember the very first time I ever saw Star Trek; it … Read more
Apart from our recent location sketching, Julia and I have also been sketching from TV shows, and a recent fave is Downton Abbey, starring the wonderful Maggie Smith. In my opinion, she steals every almost episode as the dowager Countess, Lady Grantham. She inflects every line with subtle flaring of nostril, tilt of head or … Read more
The cranky guy with the eyebrows, who provoked this non-stop sequence of unexplained violence, was the “goodie” of this movie; James Bond.READ MORE..