I have found a new love in life for yoga. Similar to sketching it takes you away from your mind chatter and makes you focus on what is happening in the moment. I managed to take some time out on my first yoga retreat to sketch a beautiful summer scene near a lake. There were... Continue Reading →
It's a view from my bedroom window which goes unnoticed most the day until I take a moment to stop and look out. I always find myself wanting to sketch this view of the Crystal Palace Transmitting Station, the colourful skies in the background and the green trees in the foreground. Whether it's with ink... Continue Reading →
It's been a busy few weeks. I've been trying to sketch daily, learning at Sketchbook Skool on their Exploring course and reading all about Urban Sketching - and breathe! I came across a habit app which tracks anything you like and for me it was sketching daily. I managed to sketch for 13 days in... Continue Reading →
It was brilliant to meet at Alexandra Palace with the London Urban Sketchers today. The Ice Rink was a great place to practice gesture sketching with my new dip pen. It was a challenging sketch with all the skaters moving around so fast, it felt like you had 0.00000001 of second to capture them whilst... Continue Reading →
There is something comforting about art clutter - pens, brushes, paper, easel and pencils. I am still focused on sketching with ink - it's quick and makes me focus on seeing tones.
The best part of Urban Sketching is finding a spot to settle down and it always involve tea and cake. This month, we got together at the Barbican which is an interesting place. My first sketch was of an old church which forced me to really work on my perspective and details. For my second... Continue Reading →
After a very long time, we managed to get away from London and enjoy some family time together. It wasn't the best weekend to pick as it was absolutely freezing with snow and rain. However, I managed to find some time to sketch while the children enjoyed playing - bliss! I am still keeping it... Continue Reading →