About the Author

My name is Will.

Every year I research different places to go and my ‘I should go here’ list gets longer. I add it and then start thinking of the best way of getting around when there, be it cycling, backpacking or vehicular.

The Exploration Journal is my way to document my travels to these places and my development as a photographer.

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Category: Art

2019 Watercolour Painting

One of my 2019 goals was to try watercolour painting again and also to try a new form of traditional art. For the latter I decided to buy an ink illustration pen set and try my hand at ink drawing. ….

Out of the cave v2

In 2015 I drew ‘Out of the Cave‘, which is a digital painting from the perspective of someone looking out of a dark cave towards an ancient landscape with a fort and village. I never liked how the landscape looked ….

A second foray into clay modelling

The previous clay modelling post in May: Modelling with Garden Clay. I once again visited family in Hampshire, and this time took extra care when digging the hole for clay. In my previous attempt I contaminated the clay with soil ….

Modelling with Garden Clay

Way back, when I was younger and lived in Cornwall, my brother and I used to go down to the bottom of the garden and dig up the clay we found there. We used to make clay balls for throwing ….

A ragdoll called 9

Two years ago my sister was getting married and I found myself being dragged around shops in Guildford looking at wedding outfits. I was bored. Then I noticed a bowler hat on a stand and snapped a quick photo thinking ….

Out of the Cave

This was the second larger scale digital art drawing I did after getting the Wacom Intuos graphics tablet, I really enjoyed the cave and the sunset but had troubles with what to do with the hills. In the end I ….

Prehistoric Bird Digital Art

I recently bought the small Intuos Pen Graphics Tablet for ¬£49, after a stupendous mess up by UPS I’ve finally got to give it a go. I was at university when UPS were supposed to deliver and didn’t find any ….

Surreal Mountain

I painted this surreal mountain digital art piece quite a few years ago, a long time before I got the Wacom Intuos tablet and so drew it using just a moues. I followed a tutorial but as normally happens things ….

Exploding Sun Digital Art

Another old painting from before I started using the Wacom Intuos tablet. A far off sun exploding and the inhabitants of a local planet fleeing before the red giant engulfs them. You can take a look at the tutorial I ….