24/03/15
SOMERSTOWN BROOK CLUB
Sam, Ousman, Woody and Sonnie

20/03/15
SOMERSTOWN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND
Madison, Kaycie, Skye Ann, Scarlettand Lacey

20/03/15
EDGBASTON HOUSE
Rene and Jessie

18/03/15
EDGBASTON HOUSE
Josie and David

13/03/15
EDGBASTON HOUSE
Sonia and Tina

10/03/15
SOMERSTOWN CENTRAL HUB




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RENE
TIME LAPSE DRAWING by Vernon Nash



15/05/15
ARK ARYTON COFFEE MORNING

Blimey, it's been over a month since the last post. With a trip to Nepal complete with earthquake taking up most of the time away it's time to get get back into the sway.

This is Yulmin. Visiting from Korea on a profession level for the Korean prison/probation service.

 

07/04/15
SOMERSTOWN HUB HEALTH AND WELL BEING CLUB

First up is Emma, "You've made me look like a right miserable cow". My pleasure!


Oakley


Italia. Your dad must be a football fan. "Nope".


Nada


followed by Mada


My sixth drawing of the afternoon. I say "Name, rank and serial number!" A quizzical look back at me. "That's not my name". Classic!


Last Leanne. Pesters me constanly for half an hour. Eventually, come on Leanne your turn. "No, I'm busy" - eating chocolate by the look of things.





07/04/15
SOMERSTOWN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND

Just the one this afternoon, her name was Lola.


07/04/15
SOMERSTOWN BROOK CLUB

Kian


Shannon


and finally the very extrovert Tom

01/04/15
SOMERSTOWN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND


Asuf


Chloe and what was supposed to be Ben, but Ben didn't make it.



Finally for this session Connie and Inika. Top marks to Inika for keeping up that smile 30 mins.



31/03/15
SOMERSTOWN BROOK CLUB
Here's Conner.

Followed by Ansumana


Followed by Georgie




24/03/15
SOMERSTOWN BROOK CLUB

Through the melee of ribbing and rough housing of teenage boys I managed to get these 15 minute drawings done. First up is Sam who informs me my drawing is "well sick".



Next Ousman


Finally, Woody and Sonnie.


20/03/15
SOMERSTOWN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND

No problem finding sitters here - DRAW ME! DRAW ME! DRAW ME!
The parents are loving this....."I've never seen her sit still for so long".
First up, Madison.


Next, Kaycie who was very generous with her time.


Next we have Skye-Ann.


Scarlett.


Finally, I draw Lacey. I show Lacey the drawing and she asks, "Where's it going? "In the hub" I say. "You ain't putting THAT in the hub!" ...and she walks off.




20/03/15
EDGBASTON HOUSE
Best buddies Rene (pronounced Renie) and Jessie.





18/03/15

EDGBASTON HOUSE
Next up we have Nan's protégé Josie and David - "I look like a villian". Job done.



13/03/15

The idea is I draw people. So Sonia and Tina get the treatment. I told Sonia "straight face please, no laughing". So she smirked.



Tina did not move for one hour. "Would you like a rest Tina?" She said she was fine so I kept going. "Are you sure?" I'm an alter girl, I'm used to it. Fair enough.



11.03.15
Tony






10/03/15

SOMERSTOWN CENTRAL HUB

As you can imagine painting 50 people is going to take a while, but I’ve got to start somewhere. The emergence of Somerstown Central Hub last year, a building I have walk by and ran under a few times made me curious as to it’s function. So I hooked up with community officers, Kate and Jo from the council and pitched my project to them. For about a month, I have attended coffee mornings and residents meetings as a kind of artist in residence just chatting, having a giggle - not drawing or creating any art - but mainly being educated about the people in a part of the city I knew very little about, even though I have lived in Portsmouth most of my life. As I chat and listen pictures spring in to my head.

This part of the project based in Somerstown will consist of five oil portraits, the first of which will be this lady. I won’t reveal her name yet as she is a bit shy and is yet to see this charcoal study. She took some convincing over several days to be photographed as she was damn well was not going to sit still. She is a strong contender for my poster girl.