Found this fantastic fella in a copy of National geographic and decided to use him as a tool to study materials. Always drawn to this kind of imagery and taking it out of context allows me to study the pose and feel, so not getting bogged down with context. Drawing material naturally needs a lot of understanding when doing it from your head, I'm currently making myself study, rather than relying on old preconceptions.
Been clearing out the studio, squeezing out fresh oil paint and trying a few new methods of creating paintings. I ripped a tonne of hard board off my landing wall this week and after contemplating chucking it all in a skip I thought better of it and cut it into beautiful painting surfaces. Out comes the palate knife and inspiration flows once again. Nothing quite like it when you've got everything in place to create. Got an exhibition of new work in August in Whitstable, much more progress to come in the coming months.