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 →
I prefer sketching buildings over people but I was inspired by the challenge to sketch 100 people in one week. I tried to give this challenge a good try and even though I didn't get anywhere near 100 people, I developed an interest for capturing people and gestures. Suddenly, watching people took on a new... 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 →
When this elderly gentleman boarded the train and sat directly opposite me, I felt the need to sketch him. He seemed so sad, cold and fragile. I was grateful that he didn't notice I was sketching him as it was nice to have captured him with my pen and ink.
This weekend I joined the London Urban Sketchers Group to sketch views of London from the Tate Modern. It was a lovely sunny day but extremely cold. The Urban Sketchers group is an amazing group of talent and there is a huge degree of comfort to see other sketchers around you while you sketch. I... Continue Reading →
I've read in order to sketch more you should keep your sketch book and pen with you at all times and keep your sketching materials simple enough so you can carry it without them weighing you down. So, I have decided to exclusively work with four items for the next few weeks in an attempt... Continue Reading →
Sometimes, I look around me and struggle to find something interesting to sketch. Today, my mum became an interesting subject. Although, she wasn't completely happy about this (folded arms gives it away!) I really enjoyed trying to sketch her unimpressed look.
I am still learning (struggling) to sketch people but capturing special moments make it worthwhile. This was a quick sketch when both Daddy and lovely Daughter are sitting still and enjoying a cuddle.
Grant yourself the freedom to have fun, instead of being chained to a slavish need for realism Lynne Chapman from her book 'Sketching People' I enjoy sketching buildings and objects but when it comes to people my palms start to sweat and my pen just can't be controlled. The faces look wonky, eyes look odd and... Continue Reading →