Mill Road, June 2021

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.

Mill Road, May 2021

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.

Drawing Children

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!