May 2022 Sketchbook

This month I got “back to life” at P.O.S.E.R.S. Its interesting to compare these life drawings with the pencil ones I did a few years back. Here I’m bringing my urban sketching to the life class: drawing with a Fude pen with more gesture and less measurement. Then I was trying to reproduce the process I had been taught at school.

There are fewer paintings and more ink drawings, though I did manage to do a portrait of Count Basie!

Climate Criminals

Extinction Rebellion Cambridge have a campaign to reveal the close ties between the University of Cambridge and Schlumberger oilfield services and, ultimately, to get the University to sever those ties as they agreed to divest of fossil fuel investments.

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We will not be silenced

Back in February 2022 the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill wasn’t yet a certainty. Extinction Rebellion organized a march in opposition to a law attempts to silence the voice of protesters by eroding the democratic right to protest.

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April 2022 Sketchbook

This month I had a small sketchbook in my pocket. You can see all the black, white and grey small sketches. Also I spent a week in Wales (see all the sheep) and went to the Extinction Rebellion protests in London and captured them with iconic London buildings behind.

March 2022 Sketchbook

March sketchbook features #OneWeek100People 2022. More on that later.

February 2022 Sketchbook

Running a bit late, here’s the Feb sketchbook, featuring amaryllis flowers, and climate protest reportage.