Author Archives: jopratt

About jopratt

I’m a communications consultant specialising in non-profits. You can follow me on Twitter @jo108.

Family group

Here’s a new picture I finished this evening. (I say new, but it’s taken me nearly two months.)

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The anonymity of the crowd

I’ve been thinking this morning about the effect of city living on our collective psyche. I’m sat on a crowded train with two bags and a lap top on my lap. Although the train is always half empty when I … Continue reading

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Finished twins

Finished twins

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Self portrait with cold

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Drawing baby Harrison

Been getting quite a few requests from baby friends to do portraits of their little ones. Here’s Harrison, completed today. Got a few more in the pipeline. 

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Mar ’13 no 2

Since getting my evenings back, I’ve got my sketchpad out.

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Percy, Feb ’12

Drew this about two months before our beloved Percy met his maker.

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Mar ’13 No 1

Since getting my evenings back, I’ve got my sketch pad out.

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Is it churlish to criticise Santa’s elves for lack of professionalism?

And I’m not referring to elfin safety – just to get that out the way immediately. When we arrived at Father Christmas’ grotto at 10am on Saturday, it had already been a bit of a morning. Leaving the house before … Continue reading

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Did Christmas cause the riots?

I spotted these Christmas crackers on sale in our local town centre yesterday. It was horrible weather and the combination of torrential rain and Yuletide money-spinning gave me the feeling that the rest of summer was cancelled. (I usually try … Continue reading

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