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    Gentleman Draughtsman: David Bowie – Heroes

Illustration: Gentleman Draughtsman makes lunch-break drawing fun!

Posted by James Cartwright,

Stuck for things to do in your lunch break? Worried that you’re not utilising your brain enough in that hourly gap between frantic, heated email exchanges? Concerned that your creativity is being stifled as a result? Take a leaf out of Gentleman Draughtsman’s book and draw something every day at lunchtime. In his case the lunchtime sketches are informed by the albums he’s listening to as the clock strikes one – everything rom Roberta Flack to Sigur Ros – and consist of scratchy, instantly recognisable renderings of the album covers. If you do try it for yourself, we really must stress however, that the Gentleman Draughtsman IS a professional illustrator and thus capable of creating excellent images very quickly. You probably aren’t.

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    Gentleman Draughtsman: Ornete Coleman – The Shape of Jazz to Come

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    Gentleman Draughtsman: John Lennon and Yoko Ono – Double Fantasy

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    Gentleman Draughtsman: Nice Drake – Bryter Later

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    Gentleman Draughtsman: Nas – Hip Hop Is Dead

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    Gentleman Draughtsman: Kings of Leon – Youth and Young Manhood

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    Gentleman Draughtsman: Kraftwek – Trans-Europe Express

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    Gentleman Draughtsman: David Bowie – Heroes

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    Gentleman Draughtsman: Beirut – The Gulag Orkestar

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    Gentleman Draughtsman: Roberta Flack – First Take

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    Gentleman Draughtsman: Frank Zappa – Hot Rats


Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.