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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Sketchbook bits and pieces


On a recently trip to the midlands I didn't have a lot of time for drawing (although I took photos to make up for it).  That said, I can never go too long without doing something in the way of art, be it doodles or quick sketches and here's three I did during our trip -


Graham didn't know I was sketching him!


Okay - a lamp isn't that interesting, but it gave me the chance to paint!



....and when I had a graphite pencil in my hand, I just did this one
off the top of my head, experimenting with an eraser which
I used to take out the sunlight






14 comments:

  1. My favourite is the sketch of Graham. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Marie, I don't consider myself a portrait artist, but I like adding people middle distance in artwork. This was a change for me.

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  2. Fun isn't it? I'm trying to do a little bit of art every day, even if it's only looking at what I did the previous day and deciding how to make it better. That's still art, isn't it? And doing lots of excersises out of "Art Before Breakfast". I think you did sketching school which is organised by Danny Gregory.

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    1. That's it, keep doing little bits and pieces of art every day. Even if it is only 10 minutes, really does make a difference. Training the brain with hand/eye co-ordination. Sketchbook school with Danny Gregory is very inspiring. Although I only did a couple of classes, I still follow along on Facebook. It helps seeing what other people draw and makes me want to do more ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. I love how you see a drawing in everything around you - It truly shows your talent!

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  4. Sketching...it's medicinal! Lovely sketch of Graham! ♥♥♥

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    1. It is, I escape into my own little world whilst I'm drawing and painting...la de la de laaaa, (haven't spotted the men with white coats yet though) ๐Ÿ˜†

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    2. They are probably on their way.......

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  5. I like the lamp, it is interesting with it's vibrant colours and shape, it looks like it's lit too.

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    1. Thanks Eileen, it was a nice shape to draw and paint ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. Nice, Ann! Keep drawing of people. Soon you'll get how to do it. Cheers, Sadami

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    1. I'll keep drawing Sadami, eventually I will get there with people sketching.

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