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Sketchwork – Top Gun Maverick

Here’s a lok at my latest sketcwork, taken from the Top Gun Maverick movie poser I saw it and it was to me this brilliant blend of old and new, a now much older Maverick looking up at the twin fighters from a P51 Mustang. I (for some reason) had to draw it… So I…

Waters of Fire – My First Painting

For ages now I’ve decided I wanted to try my hand at painting. When I say ages I mean years. The other week I decided enough was enough, I sat in front of a blank canvas, with paints and brushes at the ready, not really sure what to do or how to start. and tried…

Cassini’s Grand Finale – 5 Years on

On the 15th of September 2017 the completing the last of it’s ‘Grand Finale’ maneuvers the space craft Cassini entered Saturn’s atmosphere and burned up. This ended a mission that began with it’s launch in 1997 with the exploration mission lasting 13 years from 2004 until it’s destruction in September 2017 when the last images…

2001 – An Art Odyssey

Any of my long time bloggiesw ill know that one of my favourite all time SciFi stories is 2001 A Space Odyssey. For quite some time I’ve been thinking about what piece of work I could do for this. Eventually I chose this one, alshtough I have to say now that I would have done…

The Squirrel Cage Cutter

Back in early spring when food was hard to come by for all our feathered and furry friends the local squirrel (or one of them) was as is usual helping himself to the birsds nuts and it seems they were having some difficulty getting to the nuts inside. This was evident from the way the…

Sketching Little Dogs

This latest large sketch work is based on a photo of 2 small dogs laying on a sofa. As you can imagine getting the it to look right is more than just perspective and getting the face look right – there’s loads of fur try and capture the look of. So the line drawing started…

Simon’s Sketch Work – 3D Ball

I’ve been trying to hone my sketching skills, having a sketching workbook has helped a lot to give me ideas and methods and techniques… I enjoyed this one, for some reason a bit of a pain getting the circle the right size and position but the shading seems to blend well. It’s amazing that a…

Simon’s Sketch Work – Human in Perspective

I’ve been trying to hone my sketching skills, having a sketching workbook has helped a lot to give me ideas and methods and techniques… Perspective is something hard to get right when drawing something let alone someone but with a little help and practice this sketch worked out quite well I thinkWhat do you think?

Simon’s Sketch Work – Cosmic Eye

I’ve been trying to hone my sketching skills, having a sketching workbook has helped a lot to give me ideas and methods and techniques… This is something I felt inspired to draw rather than a copy. I’m not sure I totally know what it means – maybe it’s about the cosmic, human perspectiveWhat do you…




Letter to Myself – Open Next Year (2024)

For those of you I haven’t yet caught up with yet – Happy new year to you! Those of you that have been followers for some time will know that this is something that I take part in early in the new year, I take a look at my latter for last year and write…

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Blog Orbit – January 2023

Hello there bloggies! Happy new year to all of you I hope you all had a good Christmas and new year and are looking forward to what 2023 has in store for us.I’ve been very aware that I’ve not been on here much over the last months and I find myself wondering why that is…

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Advent Train Stories: Freeman’s Gift

Welcome to the Advent Calendar Story Train, where you can read through 24 stories under the theme The Gift. Thank you for reading today’s story. The next one will be available to read on December 21st, titled “The Gift”.  The link will be active tomorrow when the post goes live. If you missed yesterday’s you…

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