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New page added to blog: Two old sketchbooks from 1996.

I recently rediscovered a couple of sketchbooks from the summer of 1996, when I was 18. This was the summer holiday between leaving school and attending Cardonald college for a year before attending Art School. One sketchbook covers a few … Continue reading

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The Mark E Smith Guide To Writing Guide. Day By Day Breakdown.

Going through my bookshelf today I flicked through a few things I hadn’t looked at in a while and dug out Mark E smith ViiĀ . It has within it The Mark E Smith Guide To Writing Guide printed in a … Continue reading

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Barrowland Ballroom

Looking through some older stuff on the computer and i found this drawing of the Barrowland Ballroom from 2008. I can see it from my living room window as I type this. The oroginal drawing was made as a present … Continue reading

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Real Glasgow by Ian Spring, book launch this saturday the 11th

A new book coming out by Ian Spring documenting a personal account/view of Glasgow. I was one of the Glasgow people who took the author on a couple of walking tours to some of my favourite interesting locations as part … Continue reading

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Tollbooth Steeple, Glasgow, 2009.

This drawing was created for the invitation cards to the opening event of the Trongate 103 arts venue/centre in 2009. However when the cards themselves appeared I wasn’t too happy with it as the image had been badly cropped and … Continue reading

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More old stuff. Scottish Enlightenment portraits from MAP magazine, spring 2007.

Here are some drawings which were originally published in MAP magazine in 2007 in the ‘Enlightenment’ themed issue in the Spring of that year. That issue was guest-edited by Duncan McLaren who commissioned the series of drawings. His introductory text … Continue reading

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Lost portrait of Alasdair Gray

This is the drawing I made in 2001 in Studio One in Byres road, Glasgow. The only copy I have of it is as an illustration to Alasdair Gray’s introduction to my book In Pubs which was published by Street … Continue reading

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