2019 honestly felt like the fastest year on record ever. Perhaps it's a symptom of ageing that years begin to pass by quickly, or the fact it was just a crazy busy year. There was so much we packed in: renovating our home (still ongoing!), family holidays, going back to work full time and generally... Continue Reading →
I'm a huge fan of Danny Gregory. I've read his books, taken an online course at sketchbook skool and follow him on social media. His sketches are amazing and over the past year or so he has been drawing/sketching/painting using his iPad. I've always battled with drawing using tech whether that's using an iPad, Wacom... Continue Reading →
It has been such a long time since I have sketched and I know I say this every month, this time it's true!! I joined the London Urban Sketchers group at the Barbican as a way of forcing myself to sketch and it was great to take pen to paper especially with fellow sketchers around... Continue Reading →
Christmas is over and 2019 is almost here, so what better way to bring in the New Year by decluttering my sketching kit! In my quest to find the 'magic' pen or pencil I have acquired so many that I can now open a stationary shop! However, what I have noticed is having so many... Continue Reading →
This month has been crazy busy as we are moving home! And at the moment we are surrounded by boxes upon boxes of stuff! A few of these boxes are all my art supplies. I didn't realise the amount of art materials I have gathered over the years - brushes, ink, sketchbooks (most empty!), pencils,... Continue Reading →
February has been pretty cold here in London and so I've not really ventured out to sketch. Instead, I have embraced sketching small and the everyday items around me. This month, I have also been reading some fantastic books by established and amazing Urban Sketchers. If you are new to Urban Sketching or want to... 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 →
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.
Happy New Year!! What better way to spend the first day of 2017 sketching. This is my new bag which is big enough to carry my sketching kit everywhere I go. I am hoping to sketch many moments this year.
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 →