Jake Spicer is a Brighton-based artist, drawing tutor and author of several popular instructional drawing books, most recently ‘DRAW’ published by Ilex Press. Through his teaching and writing Jake aims to make drawing accessible to everybody, on the understanding that everybody can learn to draw and anybody that can draw can always learn to draw better. Jake is head tutor at Draw where he runs a nine-month Atelier course and teaches life drawing, he is also founder and co-director of the award-winning Drawing Circus and a monthly contributor to Artist & Illustrators magazine.
Alongside painting and printmaking much of Jake’s drawn work focuses on people, from detailed figure drawings to quick, concise portraits. The humble pencil is his first love and he is a fastidious keeper of sketchbooks, recording the places he sees and people he meets in quick sketches. Jake uses Derwent Graphic pencils as his core drawing medium, adding colour to his illustrative work with the Artists range and Graphitint pencils.