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 →

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I have found a new love for September, the transition from summer to autumn, the colours and the coolness of the air whilst the sun still streams, it really is nature at it's best. With sketching, it's not about the end result but the process of just putting pen to paper and being in the... 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 →

Goodbye Home!

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 →

Summer Sketching

June has been a month of glorious sunshine in London and I've enjoyed using my blackwing pencil and watercolours. My sketching this month has been inspired by Paul Wang, his use of continuous line and loose watercolours are a dance on paper. If you are on instagram, check out his work by following 'paulwang_sg' or... 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 →

Sketching Break!

Life has been so busy with a house move, stressful job, crazy kids and a never ending to-do list that my sketching attempts have been completely abandoned. I wish I could sketch daily but for some reason it is just not happening. So, I am allowing myself to have a break, enjoy the pause and... Continue Reading →

Learning Perspective

This month I've been fascinated with learning all about perspective, it definitely is a case of when maths meets art! I feel having basic perspective brings a sketch together and helps the sketch to be more visually engaging. There is a beauty in perspective which I only now appreciate because of Stephenie Bower. Stephenie Bower... Continue Reading →

Sketching @ Home

January has been cold, wet and devoid of any sunshine and so taking my sketchbook out just hasn't happened. Instead, I found some time to sketch our 10 year old shoe cabinet. It was one of the first pieces of furniture we brought as a married couple. Today, we are dismantling this and replacing it... Continue Reading →

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