The Stag's Head

My Blog on Art, History and Crafts

Indian Ink …<3

Busy working away on the illustration for my next “Meaning to Symbols” blog article, will be smashing it with colour soon.  I hope to finish it next week and post … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Stag Drawing

As I discovered a while ago, my old background for this blog really didn’t look too great on screens that are bigger than my old laptop screen.  Now with a … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 4 Comments


I just started and new board on Pinterest for pictures of Jellyfish, Octopodes, Anemones, Starfish and Squid.  I felt so inspired I thought I had to make my own little … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Little Hedgehog

It’s been a busy little printing morning.  I’m currently working on an assignment which includes the use of dry-point etching so I thought I’d do some printing for myself at … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Project :) – The Tea Garden Mini Book

I’ve started on a new project 🙂  It’s going to be a miniature artbook called “The Tea Garden”.  It’s a short series of images inspired by the beautiful creatures in … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Downunder Art Project All Done!

The last couple of weeks I’ve been going into the local primary school where my brother goes, to give New Zealand and Australian inspired art classes.  They’ve all done lots … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

New Zealand and Australia Art Class a Success

Yesterday was day that I went to a local primary school and gave an art class based on New Zealand and Australia.  After I gave a brief presentation on art … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Primary School Kiwi and Aussie Art Project

At one of the local primary schools (where my little brother goes) they are currently doing a big world culture project for the next couple of weeks.  My little brother’s … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hand Painted Roman Board Game: Winter Bees and Summer Bees Theme

This board game originates from Ancient Rome; it is called “Ludus Duodecim Scriptorum” which means “Game of the Twelve Markings”.  It has been found carved into numerous stones and knows … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Cats Smile

An illustration inspired by a quote in the back of Sandman Book 6:  “Dave McKean.  Buy him a Margarita and he’ll tell you why cats smile.”     This illustration … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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