I’ve been neglecting this blog a bit lately, quite a while since I last posted. I’ve still been drawing so I’m going to aim to start blogging them again for 2016.
Here’s a few drawings from around the Elephant and Castle. There’s a lot of regeneration work going on around here, the old Elephant is slowly being demolished and a new shiny Elephant is being built in its place. Doubt if much of this will be “affordable”.
Following on from my last post, here’s another venture into the animal kingdom. Went to the Horniman Museum at the weekend for the first time, will definateley have to try and get back again. there’s a lot of stuffed animals and skeletons. Spent around an hour drawing Orangutan skull, it was attached to a full skeleton but that was just too complicated to draw. Maybe next time.
Always good to get to the end of a sketch book. I don’t do it too often, usually I seem start in a new one before I get there.
Been away from the urban grind for a while, swapped the congestion and pollution of London for the open expanses and peace of North Wales. I don’t often draw landscapes, but here’s two sketches I did halfway up Snowdon. The two lakes are Llyn Idwal and Llyn Llydaw. Went up the easyish route, which was still hard going, took around 8 hours, some very sore feet by the time we got back down.
Really nice out there today, so managed to get out, wandered up to Trafalgar Square and sat in the sun for half hour for a bit of lunchtime sketching.
I find it impossible to walk past an art shop without going in and it’s almost impossible to leave without buying something. Today’s purchase was an A4 hardback sketchbook. I always promise to fill a new sketch book but I never do, I walk past too many artshops and keep buying new ones,I have a lot of half filled sketchbooks, my last one was 3/4 so that’s not too bad. Here’s the first in the new one.
Managed to get quite a bit of painting done in May. June has been the total opposite so far, busy but not getting anything onto paper. Looking back through a sketchbook I found this half finished from when it was a bit colder.