Here are all the Non-Mill-Road sketches from August and September.
Here are the Mill Road (and Brookfields) sketchbooks. I finished the North Side earlier this month and I include the South side too.
Here are some statistics:
- four months
- 1.16 Miles
- 84 sketches
Here’s the work in progress on the North side of Mill Road, mainly from July.
Want to see the South side? It’s here.
These are the few sketches I did in June that weren’t of buildings on Mill Road. People, and flowers. Not buildings!
This sketchbook goes all the way down one side of Mill Road and Brookfields.
Another month took me further down Mill Road, over the bridge. I’ll put all these together into one book once I got to the end, but I need to re-photograph some of the May ones first.
This month I bought a new, landscape sketchbook and started working my way down Mill Road, starting from the pub called The Brook, which is actually on Brookfields. Here are the first pages.
A slightly longer sketchbook than April, May still visits the familiar themes of cars, violin practice and dirty dishes. Once again this book does not show me making sketchbook art every day, because I started the Mill Road project this month, and that has its own sketchbook.
April’s sketchbook features some Welsh sheep, cars on the street, and a few spring flowers.
School invited me to add some illustrations to their upcoming cookbook. Wanted pictures of children, as well as food, that would look okay printed on a black and white laser printer. Some initial sketches, not shown here, revealed that I don’t know how to draw children. I knew that children’s proportions differ from adults, but I’d never really investigated how. So I did a bunch of kids faces from reference photos.
This felt a bit like #OneWeek100People all over again. But different. And afterwards I felt much more confident to draw children. Turns out not only are their eyes larger but also further apart with a wide flat area each side of the nose. Their jaws are smaller so their ears are relatively lower on the head. All great learning!