A detailed pencil drawing of an Edwardian town house in the UK. Each brick was drawn individually; the trick is to make a slight impression in the paper first for the mortar joints with a very hard 2F pencil. This leaves a slight indentation in the drawing paper to allow the relief areas of the bricks to be more accurately drawn over the top with softer, darker pencils.
A watercolour painting of an old Scottish house built from sandstone.
The gateway helped to add more depth to the composition by taking your eye through the picture. The slight angle also makes the composition by showing some of the side of the house too.
This drawing is of an old London Pub which no longer stands. The original photo was badly damaged with parts of the photo missing. The client wanted to recreate the old scene as a pencil drawing as a memory of the old family pub, and to hang in the modern pub which stands near to the original location.
A pencil sketch of a Scottish bothy. The style is a mix between the looser quick-sketch style and the more detailed full pencil drawings.
A watercolour portrait painting of a white house with the perspective taken directly of the house front.
It is often preferable to take the perspective at a slight angle to the house which sometimes gives a more interesting result but here that was not possible and the trees help to add depth and contrast to the classical façade of this house.