Sunday, 24 November 2019

Jaunty Angles


It's one of those November days where it's warmer outside the house than inside. This tree at a jaunty angle caught my eye this morning in the park. I wanted something horizontal to draw as Fridays tree sketch was vertical and I didn't want to repeat myself too much.

My drawings of autumnal trees tend to merge into one these days but the shaky, wobbly lines seem to be beneficial to my shaky, wobbly post run hands. It takes me about 20 minutes to do the line work  and most of the cross hatching done in situ. I add the colour and writing afterwards. It's just easier for layout and my internal editor approves.

Friday, 22 November 2019

Friday Morning Sketching in the Park


Went running around a cold and quiet park this morning. Afterwards I recovered, by doing a pen and ink drawing in my sketchbook (the writing was added later back at home with a hot cup of coffee). The recent weather has turned the grassy areas into no go areas slippery with wet grass and mud so I'm drawing from the tarmac paths.

Lots of ink splats made worse by closing the book on itself. I like them. Having come to the conclusion that embracing the mistakes is the way forward. Drawing neatly and accurately is not what I'm after at this point in time and I like the energy they give.

No angry dogs today. A friendly little Pug Pup tottered over to say hello. which was nice.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019