Category: Dorset

I Must Go Down to the Sea Again

21 June 2023 By ian

Here’s my latest Dorset drawing, titled from John Masefield’s poem Sea Fever. It’s drawn with my usual Mitsubishi Hi-Uni pencils on Daler-Rowney smooth heavyweight cartridge paper. The location is the famous Durdle Door with the Isle of Portland in the distant background.

Lodmoor Morning

10 April 2021 By ian

We have two RSPB nature reserves here in Weymouth. One, Radipole, is right in the heart of the town with the River Wey running through it. The other, Lodmoor, is at one edge, separating Preston and Melcome Regis and consisting of wetlands and reed beds. This is a lovely place at any time of day, […]

Old Harry Rocks

3 April 2021 By ian

Old Harry Rocks mark the eastern end of the 95 miles of the Jurassic Coast. They started forming around 100 million years ago when plankton skeletons started to settle on the sea bed. 35 million years later, these chalk rocks were the result. It’s absolutely incredible what nature can do. Originally there was a continuous […]

An Old Memory

27 March 2021 By ian

I’ve always been drawn to water. Although there’s no pun intended with that statement, it’s true that I have fond childhood memories of sitting and drawing by the local river. Thinking about it now, I really ought to draw that river again. These days I get to see the sea every morning when I open […]

West Fleet

20 March 2021 By ian

Dorset has a stunning coast with a lot of variety. The Fleet is a huge lagoon created by the extremely famous Chesil Beach. It’s a beautiful place, quite bleak in some parts, very pretty in other parts, and a haven for all kinds of wildlife. This is an impressionistic charcoal drawing, A3 in size. It’s […]