Intermittently Regular #365 Sketch Project Update 167-173

166/365 Ivy on tree trunk. 10 mins. Straight to V-ball Notebook: Myrtle

167/365 Sheep and trees.
10 mins
Notebook: Myrtle

168/365  Another window.
They’re pretty much the only thing I can see from the window where I sit to eat my lunch.
Notebook: Myrtle.

169/365  Suburbanite Window.
Notebook: Ichabod

170/365  Tangle of saplings in hedgerow with accompanying electric cable pole and hazard warning.
Straight To V-ball.
Notebook: Ichabod.

171/365  Whiteladies Road Tree.
30 mins
Uniball micro
Notebook: Ichabod
(Process videos uploaded to Instagram Stories)

173/365Rooftops, Clifton.
March 2017.
4 mins
Notebook: Ichabod

Ty Sculpture Trail


“There’s only one way a poet can develop his actual writing — apart from self-criticism & continual practice. And that is by reading other poetry aloud — and it doesn’t matter whether he understands it or not (i.e. even if it is in another language.) What matters, above all, is educating the ear”


SouthBank Arts Trail 2017

This year I will be participating in the Bristol SouthBank Arts Trail, taking place from the 13th – 14th May 1017. I’ll be sharing a venue with Orla Handley and The Secret Stuff Laboratory.

You can see a full list of artists on the trail here.

Hopefully see you there.

(image by Paul from Plaster)

The Secrets Of Your Food

At BDH we made some pretty delicious graphics for this series on the chemistry of food.


Michael Mosley and James Wong reveal the physics, chemistry and biology hidden inside our food. They travel the world in a culinary adventure to search for the origins of our favourite foods and using specialist photography and CGI, they take us on a journey inside the most sumptuous food, right down to the molecular level.

You can see a promo here featuring some of the work we did.

Watch out for the tongue and tastebud sequences ;-).

9pm Friday 24th February (This evening) BBC2.

Converting a Displacement Texture to Polygon Geometry in Arnold.

Replacing the “displacementToPoly” command previously useful in Maya.

Go to Arnold/Utilities/Baked_Selected_Geometry. This will export from the scene as an OBJ that should match your Catclark Subdivision level. The process can take some time.

You then have to import the OBJ back into the scene.


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Print Sale for December

I got a sale on for the early part of December.
All prints now £3.50 each, and if you order more than one in a single order the shipping for the rest is free!
Signed prints of locations from around the Bristol area.
Support my humble artistic endeavours whilst simultaneously acquiring top quality gifts for your loved ones.

“One Hour on the 11:30 from Bristol Temple Meads.”

Various horizon lines drawn from the window of the 11:30am to London Paddington, going through Bath Spa, Chippenham, Swindon, Didcot Parkway. September 2014.


“Not sure if you have tried drawing on a train, most people are too close for you to study without causing a uncomfortable situation and generally stuff is going passed so quickly outside you need a super fast photographic memory to get it in your brain before you can decide how to represent it on the page. So I decided to go for the horizon, because that goes pass slower and if you miss a bit it doesn’t look too weird if you just join on to the continuation.”.

Read more about the trip I took here.

Black and White print on 160gsm uncoated paper. Taken from super high resolution scan. A4.

“Winter Saplings, Leigh Woods.”

Saplings drawn in notebook whilst walking through Leigh Woods, Bristol. Winter 2014.


Black and White print on 160gsm uncoated paper. Taken from super high resolution scan. A4.

“Melrose Place, Clifton”

Looking out of the window in Clifton, Bristol. Summer 2014


Originally drawn as part of a daily drawing project, find out more here.

Black and White print on 160gsm uncoated paper. Taken from super high resolution scan. A4.


Countdown to Life wins the RTS

Top news for Team BDH! We have won the National RTS Award for Best Digital Effects for our work on Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making of You.
Congratulations everyone, a massive team effort on this one. Up against some pretty stiff competition as well.

The judges said:
“This was a stunning entry, with the success of the whole show entirely dependent on the skill of the Effects team. The textures and liquids they created were so realistic that the jury felt completely immersed, forgetting they weren’t watching a real embryo. An extraordinary piece of work.”
You can see the full list of winner here, and some examples of our work here.