Sketching in Portugal

    This month, we embarked on a family holiday abroad and of course I took my sketchbook with me!! I've really enjoyed sketching on holiday for so many reasons, here are a few of them: Sketching smaller elements of a bigger picture meant I could get my sketchbook out frequently as I wasn't overwhelmed... Continue Reading →

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Draw London 

September has been a very busy month and my sketching has been gathering some serious amount of dust. But, this month has ended on a sketching high with Francine Lawrence and Susi Hoyle on their amazing course, ‘Draw London’ with City Academy. We gathered in the morning at Tate Modern in London and sketched our... Continue Reading →

Reportage Illustration

This month, I attended a course taught by George Butler at the House of Illustration in London. George is a reportage illustrator and sketches amazing scenes all over the world mostly with a dip pen.  You can see his work here. We spent a few hours sketching at St Pancras in London. For the first... Continue Reading →

Sketching in Bath

  This month my art buddy and I went to Bath for a weekend of sketching and visiting friends. Although I have visited Bath before it is so different to be able to sit down and truly breathe in just how beautiful Bath is with my ink and watercolour. From sketching stone washed buildings to... Continue Reading →

Yoga and Sketching 

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 →

Sketching People

One of the best places to sketch people are those in a museum as they stay still long enough for you sketch them. I stumbled across an art class taking place at the museum and I was able to sketch them sketching!! It is so fascinating to see how sketcher's look at their subjects and... Continue Reading →

Sketching from my Window – Crystal Palace Transmitting Station 

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 →

Quick Sketching 

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 →

London Urban Sketchers @Alexandra Palace 

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 →

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