Welcome to my blog!

Compulsive drawer based in London, UK. Inspiration for my pictures comes from the everyday urban environment of London and how the people who live and work there interact with each other. Drawing is a very important part of my art.

All images on this site are copyrighted. If you wish to use any of them please contact me on: martinsdoodles@gmail.com

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If there is a drawing, sketch or painting of mine you have seen on my blog and you would like to see it available as a print, please send me a message and I can set up a listing for you.

Hope you enjoyΒ : )
Martin

45 responses »

  1. Hi Martin.
    I am a Graphic Design lecturer. I’m in the process of creating some new course content. As part of my research to find resources I came across your BLOG. I really like your marker illustrations and would like to ask permission to use this as a reference. The section of my course is about markers, fineliners, pencils etc. as tools. I trust that this will be in order, please let me know. Kind regards.

    • Hi Russell,
      Thanks for the interest.
      Yes, I would be pleased to have you use my illustrations on the blog as part of your course content. I hope that they prove to be useful to your students.

      Kind regards
      Martin

  2. I like your work, especially your painting of “Night bus”. To me it looks more Hopperish than anything like Van Gogh – in fact is the name a reference to “Nighthawks” or is that just coincidence?

  3. Hey Martin,
    I’m doing a project at college on street art and I needed to choose an artist as my inspiration. So I’ve spent a while searching online for an artist who draws street views and your works look amazing! Could I please use some of them as examples of inspiration?
    Thanks,
    Lucas

  4. Hi again Martin,
    Do you have a biography by any chance,(100 words would be great) because I have been asked to write a biography on my chosen artist and I couldn’t find any information about yourself.
    If you’re too busy and it would cause you problems then it’s no problem. It’s not 100% neccacery so I can go without and fill the space with other coursework.
    Thanks,
    Lucas

    • Hi Lucas
      Is the following ok?
      Martin

      Graphic Designer / illustrator and compulsive drawer based in London. Inspiration for my pictures comes from the everyday urban environment of London and how the people who live and work there interact with each other. Drawing is a very important part of my art, the medium used can be a mixture of traditional drawing and painting, or digital painting with Photoshop or the iPad.

  5. great work! you’ve increased my motivation to head down to the local coffee shop and awkwardly pretend not to stare at people and buildings as i draw them. the buildings probably won’t mind.

  6. Hi Martin,

    I came across some of your images during a web search, and once I hit the link to your site I couldn’t stop looking at them. I am not an expert of art but your way of portraying the everyday life of Londoners and the city itself is truly amazing.

    I wish I had a fraction of your talent!

  7. hello martin.

    I’m korean music video director.
    Sorry that Im Unskillful be poor at English.
    I love your illustrations, and inspired your illustrations at first time.
    Honestly I want to use your some(1~2drawings) of illustrations in my music video.
    I hope your permission.

    I’ll wait your response. good luck to you and me.

  8. Hello Martin

    I came from South Korea.
    first I say Sorry that Unskillful be poor at english.
    I hope your understanding.

    I’m motion video director. The first moment I saw your drawings was very inspired!

    Honestly, I want to use your some drawing(1~2P) in my music video.
    Because I love your drawings. Respectfully ask your permission.

    I’ll wait your response.
    Maybe goodluck with you and me.

  9. Hi i’m doing art in school and im using your lino prints as an inspiration for my exam piece, i would love to know what you’re inspirations were and also to let you know your art work is amazing and i love it!! πŸ™‚ i hope you find the time to reply as it would be majorly helpful πŸ™‚

    • Hi
      Thank you for the compliment. I’m glad you like my work and are using it as an inspiration for your own work. For my lino prints I find inspiration in the works of David Hockney, Paula Rego, Chris Orr and Eileen Cooper. I hope this is of help. Good luck with the exams.
      Martin

      • oh wow!!! you replied πŸ™‚ i was so happy to see your reply, yes that is great help πŸ™‚ thank you

        Beth

      • You do have a large blog. I’m spending a lot of time right now perusing through it. So, now my next question: are there any posts that explain the drawing tools you use and your technique? I’m interested in the pens, inks, and papers you use, and also if you work from photos in addition to live, on location, sketching.

      • I don’t think I’ve posted about the materials I use. The paper I use is usually either a heavy cartridge paper (200 gsm), Bristol Board or a Moleskine sketchbook. For drawing it can vary, typically i use a combination of a dipping pen and indian ink, Muji gel pen 0.38, uni pin fine liner 0.05 and Pentel brush pen. With pens I find it’s a matter of experimenting until you find which suits you best. I work from both, location sketching and photos. Hope that’s of help to you.

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