Traditional drawing is a big part of what I do. It is my core. It is an ideas factory. If civilization ever collapsed, we can still draw with implements and mark-making materials. It is a primal expression and I believe traditional drawing is here to remain even with our digital futures.
I draw every day, even if it is just a doodle. I will keep posting new doodles, and sketches here. I also often go urban sketching so you will see these too. I encourage you to go out there and draw too! Contact me info@jamesabellart for drawing lessons to free you up and achieve your own unique expressive voice.
The drawings here are available here to buy as original and prints on request.
You can also commission me to make drawings for you for special events such as weddings, film/tv etc.
20th December Cold Winter Arrives Fort William
19th December Woman And Deli Fort William
18th December Coffee Drinkers Costa Coffee Fort William
17th December People Chatting And Eating McDonald’s Fort William
16th December Woman With Glasses Drinking Coffee At Costa Coffee Fort William
15th December Simple Drawing Costa Coffee In Fort William
14th December People Shopping In Morrisons Supermarket In Fort William
13th December Experimental, Drawing Fast With Both Hands
12th December ” Modular ” Imaginary Sketch
11th December Glasgow Shoppers
10th December Crowds In The Cold Night Edinburgh
09th December Cool Hairstyle Sketch Edinburgh
08th December Leith Walk Edinburgh Starbucks Interior Study
07th December Edinburgh Princes Street Starbucks Coffee Drinkers
06th December Edinburgh Princes Street “Don’t Listen” But Instead “Do”
05th December Stanstead Airport Terminal, Sketching The Humans
04 December Rush Hour London Waterloo Railway Station
03 December Crowds At Piccadilly Circus London
02 December Crowds At Trafalgar Square London
29th November Waverley Station, Edinburgh, Moving Crowds
28th November Imaginary City Doodle Sketch Pen On Paper CT5
27th November “Sometimes There Is The Desert” Abstract Sketch
26th November – “That Solitary Roadtrip Feeling” Colors Dropped Digitally
25th November – “A Game That Never Existed” Colors Dropped Digitally
24th November – Smash Mediocrity And Limited Mindsets
23rd November – People Waiting at Costa Coffee in Fort William, Scotland
22nd November – Coffee Drinkers at Costa Coffee in Fort William, Scotland
21st November – Composition Sketch For Science Fiction Artwork December Project
20th November – Edinburgh Coffee Drinker Waiting Traditional Loose Sketch Scanned And Colour Study Using Autodesk Sketchpad For Android
19th November – Edinburgh Coffee Drinkers Traditional Loose Sketch Scanned And Colour Study Using GIMP
18th November – Edinburgh Coffee Drinkers Traditional Loose Sketch Scanned And Colour Study Using GIMP
17th November – Edinburgh Waverley (Using Digital Colour With Krita)
16th November – Life Drawing At “All The Young Nudes” Edinburgh
If you want to life draw at a cheap price to cool music, this is the weekly event for you in Edinburgh and other Scottish cities. Check out their website for more information!
15th November – Drawing Edinburgh Coffee Talkers
A nicer day here today almost warm!
14th November – Drawing Edinburgh Leith Walk Starbucks Coffee Drinkers
More interior drawing due to rain!
13th November – Drawing Edinburgh Leith Walk Starbucks Coffee Drinkers
07 October – Drawing Banavie Scotland
Train barriers and traffic light studies.
06 October – Drawing In Fort William
Another light sketch composition in beautiful late afternoon clear autumn sun.
05 October – Drawing In Fort William
Light and shade study, Fort William town centre, Scotland.
04 October – Drawing In Glasgow Bus Station Scotland
Moving crowds vs still architecture.
03 October – Drawing On Princes Street Edinburgh Scotland
Rush hour, crowds, energy and beautiful light!
02 October – Drawing Portobello Beach Edinburgh
24th September – Drawing Portobello Beach Edinburgh
Drawing today Portobello beach again. Edinburgh, Scotland. Energy in the crowd and windy but still warm. Nice day!
23rd September – Drawing Portobello Beach Edinburgh
Today, I went sea swimming at Portobello beach in Edinburgh. The water in September and October is the “warmest” time and with some light neoprene you can still do open water swimming. After the swim, it was time to do my daily sketch. I was fairly cold so the drawing was quick. Sometimes, when we are uncomfortable, cold, tired, hungry etc this is when our drawings can be more spontaneous.
22nd September – Waverly Station after rush hour
Again in Waverley Station, Edinburgh just after rush hour. Interesting time. People are often tourists, backpackers etc at this time and the low sunlight at this time of year makes for great inspiration.
21st September park walkers –
Park walkers Leith Links, Edinburgh…
20th September Glasgow Central Station –
Solitary, Glasgow Central train station…
19th September Princes Street, Edinburgh –
Rush hour, the end of September draws on and now it’s almost lighting up time!
18th September Portobello Beach, Edinburgh –
Crows in late summer, lively people enjoying the beach and sun on the promenade.
17th September Princes Street Edinburgh Urban Sketch –
Lovely night tonight as summer stays here for now.
16th September Princes Street Edinburgh Urban Sketch –