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How to use handwriting in books, newspapers, comic strips …

I love handwriting!  I very often incorporate it into my drawings – especially of course in comic strips, comic strip books and in my maps.  I generally use a dip pen with a Waverley nib, and Pelikan black ink. At my … Continue reading

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Visit to Creswell Crags, Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire.

Last weekend visited Creswell Crags, ancient caves carved out of a limestone gorge.   Wonderful strapline for the visitor centre: Inspiring visitors for 50,ooo years.  There’s a drawing of a horse scratched onto a fragment of rib bone and evidence that mammoth, hyena, wolf, reindeer and … Continue reading

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Guardian Big Draw 2014

Fantastic ideas and drawings from children and adults at this year’s Guardian Big Draw at King’s Place, London.  My latest book, Draw It – London  (Bloomsbury) has plenty of amazing info about underground London so I decided my workshop this time should … Continue reading

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China trip part five

  Having drawn the Great Wall of China for the Comic Strip History of the World, I wanted to see the real thing.  One free morning in Beijing before I left for London – but the cold and foggy conditions … Continue reading

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