Draw your Food cards

IMG_3423The homework for my Sketchbook Skool week is to draw a meal out and I’ve just about finished making a set of cards for my students to play with – to inspire them to try some different ways of approaching food drawing.

Sketchbook Skool students will be able to download a set of cards to print out for themselves.

I’m shortly about post the cards onto Etsy; where you will be able to send off for the full set of cards, with some extra blank cards to add your ideas and a box to fold and glue together to keep your cards nice and safe.

No more waiting for Sketchbook Skool

A little bit of fun for Sketchbook Skool

IMG_3310I’m just about finished tinkering with the giveaway thingy for my Sketchbook Skool week. I really feel it ought to be called Phun with Phood, or something.

It’s a set of cards to mix things up a bit when you’re drawing a meal out; so you can vary where on the page you’re going to work, What twist you’re going to focus on and whether the location is going to have an impact on your drawing.

During my week on Sketchbook Skool, they’ll be available to download as a PDF document.


Alternatively I’ll make them available to buy on my Etsy site; not just yet, though – I don’t want any Sketchbook Skoolers accidentally ordering a set of pre-printed luxury cards before term starts!

I’m also working on a series of booklets to accompany each set of cards; with some hints and tips and random thoughts based around each idea; I’m currently finishing off the Focus book and am about to start work on the Location book. They’ve been immense fun (sorry, phun) to put together and I’m really looking forward to sharing them with you.

Join me and Sketchbook Skool and sign up for Polishing now!




Sketchbook Skool – sign ups – Come and join in the fun

Untitled-1Hey everyone,
Exciting news: I’m one of the teachers in Polishing, an upcoming Sketchbook Skool klass. Yes, that’s “klass,” with a k, because Sketchbook Skool is no ordinary online art skool. Sketchbook Skool’s mission is “art for all”—they believe everyone is, and can be, creative. All people need are teachers to show them how fun it can be to develop a creative habit. That’s where I come in!

Starting April 15, Sketchbook Skool’s new Polishing klass will begin online. For each of the six weeks of the kourse, you’ll get a new teacher (including me!) showing you how to take your creativity to the next level. You’ll also join the Sketchbook Skool community of creative people just like us from all over the world. There are fun, informative lessons, great assignments, and places to post your creations! To check out Polishing and meet the teachers, click here.

There’s still time to sign up for this great kourse, but you don’t want to miss a single moment. Join me and Sketchbook Skool and sign up for Polishing now!

Pull up a chair

SBS_Logo-d64fdf287862cc613549ad733415f057Well sign-ups are GO at Sketchbook Skool!

Just $99 for six weeks of exploration and investigation into the styles and ideas of a range of artists and illustrators.

Including little old me!

I’m busily working on one or two surprises that I’m going to be sharing in the next week or so – linked in with my Sketchbook Skool week and brimming with tasty pictures of my food (Of course!)

Untitled-2(and wishing that my handwriting/drawing was available as a font – but then, I’d lose the spontaneity and quirkiness)

I’m super-excited about it all – getting to meet and greet my klass. Sharing my quirky food drawings with y’all.

So, pick up a doughnut (donut) and a cup of tea and sign up for tasty drawing fun.

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Coming soon – to Sketchbook Skool

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How very exciting!

I’ve got an online sketching school video coming along soon! (Okay, I really can’t use exclamation marks at the end of every sentence, can I?)

I was asked if I’d like to present a class (or Klass, as Sketchbook Skool likes to call them) just before Christmas.

So, after having my house filled with a film crew for the day, the Sketchbook Skool people went away and have put my online sketching videos together.

Here I am in the latest promo video!