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Experiments in the home. 2D Processes

Running with the theme of investigations, i decided to look at the apple, in charcoal at first then moved into pastels. Placing it in various places in the Home. Eventually i began to think of the meaning of the apple […]

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Demons by Herati
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Demons by Herati

An outstanding classical siyah qalam drawing (soot and brush) on paper by 16th Century artist Muhammad Herati.

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Falling apart

“The work is to keep doing the work.” When I read that in Estés’ Women Who Run With Wolves I felt some kind of relief. It makes it ok to never actually be ok, or more accurately to never reach […]

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Towards abstraction

A good day at the end of a good week. I was looking for a box of pastels that I am sure that I have somewhere, I didn’t find the pastels, or rather – before I found the pastels – […]

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Talking about Drawing

I’ve made some short videos about my work for my YouTube channel (“Roy Eastland – Drawing”). These are unscripted short films of me showing some work in my studio space at home and talking about my ideas. If you’re interested […]

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12th June Rain stopped play!

The elements beat me. Overnight drawings were reducing to tiny scribbles. In the rain the paper swells, stopping the movement of the pen. So, that is the end of that little lockdown research project. I’ve blogged about it on my […]

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Zoom workshops with the Royal Drawing School

I have a commission to work on which is to make some drawings for a book but definitely not illustrations so I am really pleased I signed up for 2 online courses with the Royal Drawing School, both of which […]

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10th June, rainy and dull

When it rains the pens don’t draw. They do nothing, the oil based ink is simply halted. So the recordings on rainy days are very minimal.

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9th June, what the birds and wind drew

It was a warm and still day, wind mostly from the west. The baby birds are getting braver and visiting the feeder now. More birds visit the platform with the paper on too. Most of the movement comes from the […]

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Trying to draw with the wind on a still day

It was a warm and still day. It was also my sons birthday and he wanted to hang out in the shed a bit. So with a lack of wind and us scaring the birds away the drawings are quite […]

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7th June, a monumental day in Bristol

On this day, about a mile away from where this drawing was made, thousands of people gathered to protest against police violence towards black people. They directed energy towards a statue of Edward Colston who’s philanthropy funded alms houses and […]

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Another go at a self portrait and other stuff

I signed up for the London Drawing Group workshop on symbolic self portraits and did this I’m posting it not because it is a great piece of work but because the emphasis on tone took me right back to school […]

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Visions in Mass

An exploration into the desexualised accumulation of female forms

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Self portrait

I run a fortnightly Zoom drawing club which is proving to be quite popular. It isn’t a workshop – rather a space for drawing in company and sharing ideas and encouragement. We don’t usually have themes but inspired by Grayson […]

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Chemo treatment starts again

I’ve restarted chemo treatment after it being suspended due to covid-19 restrictions (which I have to say the consultant was very fuzzy about), so here is the first drawing of series 2, 12 May 2020. There was another patient also […]

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