Thursday, 12 September 2019

Spilling Ink

Drawing in the park this morning. Didn't feel great first thing so it was late morning before I sat down on grass, in the shade, to draw the Circus Rio big top. Had a little day dream about running away with a circus. A bit shocked to find one of the big trees I like to draw had been cut down. I guess whoever did the chopping had more insight into the state of the tree and that I don't possess lethal tree killing vision when I spend so much time drawing the blasted things!

Spilling ink intentionally and not-so-much-intentionally. It was a messy, enjoyable time drawing.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Contemplating... The Length of Dog Leads

Scan and photos from today's sketch in the park. Another gorgeous day attracting lots of people, mainly families wandering around. Dodging dog leads, strewn across pathways like cats cradles. Where I was drawing in the shade I could see squirrels scampering about in the branches, a butterfly fluttering above my head as well as a small bird picking bugs out of a rotten branch.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Tree Guidance

Out in the park again looking for old trees to stand by for 20 minutes or so. To draw and to cool down after my morning run.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

People Are Weird

Back using my favourite drawing pens. Yes, an old fella did jokingly try to take off with my bike while I was drawing in the park today. No - I didn't know him. People can be weird.

This is what Tom Wrigglesworth's Dad sounds like.

The squirrels were interesting. Four of them hanging out  mostly upside down in a tree foraging and nibbling what they could find. They sounded like the rustle of heavy rain through trees.

Monday, 26 August 2019

Bank Holiday Drawing

Today's drawing started out as a nice neat drawing done in the park on a Bank Holiday Monday after a quick run. Got home and kept working on it, whited out most of what I'd done  and redrew adding more black ink and then white ink with dip pens and brushes and got really frustrated with it. Ended up stripping the ink off with a diluted solution of bleach and started to redraw over what was left. Not a great way to spend a day off really.

Above are the pages before I started with the bleach. I really should have stopped at the second redraw before the big brushy ink fest.