July started slowly after #30x30DirectWatercolour in June. Many of this month’s sketches are from life drawing or trying to learn portraits.
In particular there are lots of sketches of this wonderful collage from Pexels:Continue reading
This month I got “back to life” at P.O.S.E.R.S. Its interesting to compare these life drawings with the pencil ones I did a few years back. Here I’m bringing my urban sketching to the life class: drawing with a Fude pen with more gesture and less measurement. Then I was trying to reproduce the process I had been taught at school.
There are fewer paintings and more ink drawings, though I did manage to do a portrait of Count Basie!
April 2022 Extinction Rebellion protests in London entail swarming and blocking the capital’s streets. The day I joined we ended up on Lambeth bridge with the Palace of Westminster looking on.Continue reading
Extinction Rebellion Cambridge have a campaign to reveal the close ties between the University of Cambridge and Schlumberger oilfield services and, ultimately, to get the University to sever those ties as they agreed to divest of fossil fuel investments.Continue reading
Back in February 2022 the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill wasn’t yet a certainty. Extinction Rebellion organized a march in opposition to a law attempts to silence the voice of protesters by eroding the democratic right to protest.Continue reading
My sketches from the Rise and rebel march will be published in a book this summer. Urban Sketchers London have created the book, London by Urban Sketchers, as part of their ten-year anniversary celebrations. The idea is to show the capital one drawing at a time. I’m delighted they have chosen two of my protest reportage pictures to include in their book.Continue reading