Some sketches from a cultural event at Caracol Oventic, one of the civic centres of the Zapatista movement for indigenous… Read more Zapatistas at Oventic
Restful sketching in the forest!
I was lucky enough to see Paris a while ago, and sketch! It turned out to be a fantastic way… Read more Sketches from Paris
A sketch for something bigger…
Cheered up a promotional notebook from Codebus Africa with some iterative doodles.
More croquis from the EZLN International Festival for Women who Fight! (Although the verb luchar in Spanish in this case… Read more Women’s festival batch 3
Croquis at a lecture at the women´s festival
7000 women make a noise like a low-frequency beehive. Except when we’re whooping.
Once you start noticing the souvenir felt animals you start hankering for a multicoloured felt t-rex.
More sketches based on people flitting by… a happy man at a ramen restaurant, girls passing the coffee shop in… Read more Mexico City sketches: trendy Roma
I had a little bit more time to draw these: a woman in the juice bar with impeccable makeup… and… Read more Mexico City sketches: eyelashes, tree
Agroecologists listening to a talk about alternative markets and food sovereignty in southern Brazil!
I was wearing a sweater against the afternoon wind, but got some sketches of fellow beachgoers…
The week-long carnival in Tenejapa in the Chiapas highlands includes several colorful elements, such as this “chasing of the cow”.… Read more Sketch of the day: Tenejapa carnival
Zapaturistas (including yours truly) watching zapatistas at the CompArte arts festival.
Trying to capture the variety of Muslim fashion in double-quick croquis
More ink and nib work: people on the streets of Mexico.
Woman with smartphone, dog with fleas.
Done as part of a Valentine’s day postprandial drawathon. The guests’ productions (below) were considerably funnier.
Peckish? Have a handful of grasshoppers. They’re really good.
Turkish people doing their thing.
Drawing a Biblical wrestling match for a book cover, with the flavour of Brazilian MMA…
In honour of the US American Thanksgiving holiday coming up, here’s a sketch of turkeys! And the small boy who… Read more Sketch of the day: guajolotes aka turkeys
The All We Can partnership conference involved a field trip to two of their Ethiopian partner organsations. I went to… Read more Ethiopia field trip
Couldn’t see much in the dark but sketched anyway
Life drawing with a proper model, plenty of time and a choice of materials is a welcome change from my… Read more Life drawing, bad scanning
From the sketchbook: Do these featherballs look like chickens? No. They look like fluffy knots. Plus, they produce delicious fresh… Read more Backyard chicken life drawing
Elite ladies with expensive fashions in a city café. Sketch made with a nib and ink bottle – makes for… Read more Ladies who lunch
After struggling for a long time with how to get watercolours into a digital medium I’ve acquired a new scanner… Read more New scanner!
I’ve had the honour to be asked to illustrate the invitation and menu for a friend’s wedding… featuring the bride… Read more Wedding illustrations
You’d think that someone lounging in a hammock on the beach would stay still for more than five minutes. Not… Read more Hammock croquis
One of my back burner projects is a comic about cycling in Dar es Salaam… Here’s a little preview, and… Read more Cycling cartoon
This sketch was inspired by some hairdressers we interviewed in 2012 in Mirerani in Tanzania. Mirerani is a frontier-flavour mining… Read more Mirerani hairdressers
Seven Survivor is a Tanzanian band who play the urban music mchiriku. This is a sketch from a gig of… Read more Sketch: Seven Survivor