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Sketching on my phone

I’ve never been one for sketchbooks. I love drawing – but through the years I have tried to avoid “sketching” – thinking (rightly or wrongly) that it can inhibit spontaneity.

This last year as I have taken on a new role in a business start-up, which is rewarding but my regular drawing has been really impacted. Hence the lack of posts on the old blog dudes!

So i draw whenever I can these days. Started messing about on my phone on train journeys. I used to like doodling on my old Nokia 5800 years ago. But this last 5 years or so my phones have really increased in functionality etc. – but have gone in favour of “swipe friendly” screens – that didn’t have the precision of the 5800 screen. So I gave up using my phone for drawing – but then I discoved the fibre-tipped stylus! Way better than the rubber tipped ones.

I find myself just sketching away to my heart’s content.

It’s not truly accurate – but it can have some great results. Here are some screengrabs – using a Nokia Lumia 830 and a Bamboo Stylus Solo 3 – the drawing package is Chalkboard – which has really good lines.

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Thing is – because of the “clunkiness” it’s actually giving me a fresh slant on drawing – and when I go back to pen on paper it’s a blast! Toggling between the two has been great these last few months.

I love sketching now.
I was given a Windows tablet for my birthday and I’ve started drawing on that too – will post some results shortly.


Rented a tent

Seeing in the Dark

Hey. Here’s a wee strip that was originally published in the excellent INK + PAPER a few years back.

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Warmin’ up with Promarkers.



A warm up drawing from the weekend.

simple lines + flat tones = Happy Nulsh

Good mornin’ Captain!


Was doodlin’ away and remembered it would have been Don’s birthday. Awra’ best!

Well looky here!


Doodlin’ with my drawing tablet.


The luckiest man.

The Lickiest Man


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