Sketching People

This month was the, 'One Week, 100 people' challenge, unfortunately, similar to previous years I didn't take part. This is because this week coincided with school holidays and I couldn't find the time in between laundry and entertaining (shouting at) my lovely children! I promise next year I will take part! However, I did spend... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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