Category Archives: drawings

Kamakhya, The Goddess of Desire

On the Western outskirts of the city of Guwahati in Assam India stands the temple of Kamakhya, dedicated to the Tantric goddess of desire. Its origins are associated with the story of Sati, the first consort of the great god … Continue reading

Posted in drawings, india | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Tagore in Delhi Airport

On my way back from Silchar, India, where I participated in the Anuvad Arts Festival (more on that to follow), I had an 8-hour layover at Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi, where I read the poems of Rabindranath Tagore … Continue reading

Posted in drawings, illustration, Poetry, sketches | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

White on Black Sketch #2 “Thinking of You” (Shuidiao Getou) – a poem by Su Shi

In honour of tonight’s full moon, a white-gouache-on-black-paper sketch inspired by a poem by the 11th-century Chinese poet Su Shi (also known as Su Tungpo). The poem is set to the traditional Chinese melody “Shuidiao Getou” (“thinking of you”). You … Continue reading

Posted in drawings, illustration, painting, watercolour | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Rambo Illustration in Aklasu Magazine

Here is an image I produced to illustrate an article for Aklasu Online Magazine, on the subject of the “new Golden Age of action hero TV.” You can read the excellent article by Dylan Moses Griffin here https://aklasu.co/mag/good-bad-badass-golden-age-action-hero-television/ The image … Continue reading

Posted in drawings, illustration, watercolour | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn for Aklasu Magazine

Here’s my illustration for an article appearing today on Aklasu Online Men’s Magazine. The article looks at the influence of classic “screwball comedies” on contemporary cinema. You can read it here: https://aklasu.co/great-screwballs-fire-emergence-neo-screwball-comedy/ My drawing is based on a scene from … Continue reading

Posted in drawings, illustration | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Lake Orta Sketchbook

I just got back from a holiday on Lake Orta, in Northern Italy. As has been demonstrated in a number of scientific studies, Lake Orta is the most beautiful spot on earth. It also happens to be where I spent … Continue reading

Posted in drawings, illustration, sketches | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments