Inguinal Hernia

Sorry for not writing for a couple of days but I’ve been in hospital have keyhole surgery for a hernia I’ve been waiting a year to have (bloomin NHS); I’m making sporadic walks to my kitchen but I’ve been written off for two weeks and am just generally resting up. I’m trying to do a few sketches but at the moment am finding myself a bit tired. I’m used to hospital treatment however, what with the hydrocephalus but after I get out of bed, aside from feeling dizzy with a few headaches, it doesn’t really restrict my movement so this is new for me…Still, it’s only apparently 6 weeks before I can hit the gym again….In the meantime, here’s a sketch I did before I went in….

It’s one I did of my favourite singer of all time, Michael Jackson.

That sphinx, some reckon he’s a bit of a cat :D

So my last sketch before I went home last night was of the Sphinx in Giza, which is far smaller than you might think!….I touched it’s paw and I just couldn’t believe, considering it’s age, how great it looked….Sans the nose.

It’s absolutely dwarfed by the pyramids in the background but it looks amazing.


Bored in hospital

Hey, so I’ve just had keyhole surgery for a hernia and couldn’t be bothered to pay crazy prices for the TV….so what did I do? Of course, I drew. I drew some of my adventures in Egypt and I’ll pop a few up over the next couple of days but I’ve got a sicknote for 2 weeks so I’ve got plenty of time for a few more…… I give you, Rameses the great at Abu Simbel….

Crazy fact for ya….Those figures next to his legs are his beloved daughters….another fact, they don’t think he was the one who banished Moses but rather his son Merenptah.

Sick in hospital

So, I’ve been sat on a chair in a day unit at Southampton General Hospital today (where I probably will be tomorrow too) and all I could do was stare out a window….So I got my pen and sketched what I saw…..

Bit worried about that crack!

Drawing in the park…

So, as promised, after spending most of the day in hospital waiting for and operation tomorrow, I’ve finally gotten around to uploading the drawing I did this morning in the park outside my apartment…..I hope you like it as I’ve used a little bit of artistic license on bits here and there…..Did I mention Alan Shearer was married in this church?

Really taken a fair few liberties with this one but please forgive me….I blame the nippy dog wanting me to throw the ball every 5 minutes.

Ideas for leftovers…

Hey, so it’s Sunday and I’ve just come back from doing a bit of an impressionist sketch down the park but I was thinking about all the chicken I have left from yesterday…see below…I’m just checking out the bbc goodfood guide for suggestions (like chicken and pasta, curry, noodles etc) but check this ton of beer can chicken I have for maybe a week…I hear I can freeze and refreeze it so I should be good…but as I say, it’s an awful lot! (p.s. I’ll post up my sketch from this morning later).

Excuse the bluriness…it was still a bit hot.


Urban sketching

Hey, so I thought I’d try my first attempt at urban sketching.it’s a very rough one though..I’ve basically drawn an element of my journey to work each day on the train. I really want to improve on these as I think that’d help with some of the things I really want to draw….but here it is. I hope it’s okay.

It’s basically the first thing I see in Winchester every morning.

Cola can chicken is amazing!

Hey, so I’m including this because I think cooking is an art too….But I’ve just cook Pepsi can chicken….I highly recommend giving it a go; the rub and the pepsi just make it crisp but tender and wow…so nice….and I’ve got so much it’ll last me a week! 😮

Cola can chicken
Mmmmm it’s definitely finger-licking good.

I’ve got absolutely tons of chicken left too so..a. Thanks Lidl.co.uk, your bargain small, £2.00 chicken proved really tender and should last me a week! 😀 and b. I’m just looking through Cookbook sites like bbc’s good food website now to see what to do with all this lovely chicken 😀

Drawing George Harrison

Hey, so George was always my favourite Beatle….he just seemed very nice and had a wicked sense of humour….he also funded a lot of Monty Python movies so I thought I’d sketch him…and here he is….my view of him anyhow….

I think he looks quite serious here but he’s got a cheeky smirk there too 😀