Wednesday 11 November 2009


Work continues apace on the new Dublin-Waterford motorway.
Down in the cutaway it must be freezing- the winter sun never seems to make it beyond the tip of the excavator's arm.

The UrbanSketchers blog had a challange for a sketch of "movement-speed".
My local Bugatti outlet was right out of Veyrons, so I sketched the dumptruck instead.

Tuesday 10 November 2009


Clogherhead harbour is a small fishing port about 70km north of Dublin and a couple of km outside Clogherhead village itself. I caught it on a still day, but like all exposed coastal harbours the winds can come through it like a juggernaut.
I love the way the house is cut into the hill to reduce the effects of the bitter eastern winds that howl through the place in winter.
The crabs were rejects. Damaged shells, claws and legs mean they won't be shipped to restaurants, but probably be used for bait by the numerous sea fishermen that cast off the harbour walls.

Monday 9 November 2009

Trinity College

Here's a brushpen sketch of Trinity College, Dublin's first quadrant as you go through the main arch.