Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Town Hall Clock Tower



Ventured outside, towards Wakefield Town Centre, fearing that this years inktober is degenerating into tree drawings. I found a quiet place to sit and draw the Clock Tower. The space (Crown Court) soon started to fill up with students and workers on their lunch breaks, chattering away about everything and nothing. I buried my head further into my sketchbook and scribbled away.

Monday, 16 October 2017

The Sky Smells Of Tobacco


A strange day that definitely affected my Inktober (day 16) drawing plans. Low light levels caused by, I found out later, Sahara dust and Portugal Forest fire smoke dragged into the atmosphere by the tail end of Storm Ophilia. The day seemed to start off misty and got darker from there on. When the sun did break through it was an orange red orb creating a queasy palette for the eyes.

There was a funny smell in the air too, whether this was psychosomatic or someone smoking WW2 grade cigarettes in the adjoining allotment I can't decide.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Blue Bridge, Haw Park Wood



Cycled slightly further afield for todays outside inktober (Day 15) drawing, both sides of a bridge in Haw Park Wood. It's a beautiful day again, dappled sunbeams bouncing through the foliage highlighting dust motes and tiny flying insects in the air. The day could have been directed by Ridley Scott.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

#inktober day 14



Unseasonally warm today in Wakefield. I started off down by The River Calder at Thornes Lane Wharf drawing bits of the warehouses along the waterfront. Then headed back over to The Secret Garden at Thornes Park to sit in the shade and draw a tree.

Friday, 13 October 2017

The Secret Garden


This mornings run around Thornes Park I noticed a stone column where I had not noticed one before. Made a mental note and returned to do todays inktober drawing. I had been aware of The Secret Garden but thought it was a lot smaller than it is, the Secret works as it's a lovely space. 

Thursday, 12 October 2017

What Was Lost Is Found


On a return visit to the park I managed to find my lost gnarly glove. Turns out this part of Thornes Park is called Cannonball Hill.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Thornes Park Conservatory (Again)


Drawing outside day 11. Light rain this morning enough to call off drawing outside so after running and a bit of a traipse around the parks wood land I headed for the Conservatory greenhouse.

(I was there, similar reasons for inktober2017 day 4).