A latte while waiting for Harry to finish training
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Another art lesson spread. This time I concentrated on simplifying a more complex scene and showed Janie (my student) how to use a simple kit of just a Stabilo pen and waterbrush to capture tonal sketches she could perhaps work up in more detail back on the ship or after her cruise at home
Friday, March 07, 2014
The Methodist Hall and The George Pub sit adjacent to one another in the village and form a triangle (of sorts) with the clock tower (which I didn't have time to sketch)
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Hmmm, a quaint shed that had a lot of character classing themselves as a tearoom that had ran out of scones at 2:45pm? Afternoon tea generally begins at around 2pm from my experience so this was more than a little disappointing!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Took my student on location in preparation for her upcoming cruise and went through some steps on 'breaking down' a scene . I'm not used to 'mapping' a scene out in pencil myself, as I usually go straight in with ink, but could see this would be beneficial to someone who isn't used to sketching on location with possible onlookers...a kind of confidence breaker. Jane, my student, did exceptionally well, we had a great time beside the river....always so much fun!
Monday, February 24, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
I searched HOUSE on my phone and chose an image to sketch from memory after observing it briefly...This was fun!
The second attempt contained a little imagination but I'm OK with that.
This little exercise started as a way to simply get me to sketch something but ended up being quite a learning curve...I found it a great way of training the brain to gather as much basic information as possible in a short time which can be very useful, especially when sketching on location.