5 Minute Sketches

I've been meaning to sketch this beautiful orchid for a while now but keep being distracted with the busyness of life. I also convinced myself I needed at least 30 minutes to sit down to create the perfect sketch. Well, I knew if I kept thinking like this, this sketch will never happen and knowing... Continue Reading →

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Urban Sketching in the Cold

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 →

Sketching Faces

I tend to avoid drawing faces or portraits mostly because I find it difficult to capture a true likeness and I haven't found it as enjoyable as sketching buildings. However, recently, I have found faces fascinating. The deepness of the eyes, the untold stories etched into lines or how the shadows falls - faces are... Continue Reading →

Sketching to Breathe

For me, sketching is more than capturing a realistic or pretty picture or something for others to enjoy and comment. It’s a series of moments where so many things unfold. I slow down and I really notice the world in front of me - the shadows, bright spots, colours, shapes, rooftops, the arched windows and alongside... Continue Reading →

Life Drawing

My lovely arty friend has been going to life drawing which she absolutely loves. I honestly never thought life drawing was for me as  seeing another naked body would be erm slightly awkward! Anyway, after seeing her amazing sketches, I decided to put my nervousness to one side and found a local life drawing group.... Continue Reading →

Sketching from Photos

I love Urban Sketching because being outside in the environment and capturing scenes in your sketchbook is a sensory heaven. But this also means I have millions of excuses not to sketch such as having the kids around me (they never let me sketch!), not having the time and as this excuse list is never-ending... Continue Reading →

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