Happy New Year
A few extra sketches from October that weren’t Inktober sketches. Mostly from Weymouth.
This puts the Extinction Rebellion sketches into the context of a load of practice people sketches using actual pencil! I really should put the date on those pencil sketches. Also here are a bunch of portraits from Zoom and real life meetings and cafe visits. Interesting thing about sketching from Zoom: I get to do self portraits. See if you can spot one in here.
This Inktober I used a flexible Zebra G nib pen. This is a change for me. Last two years Inktober has been about using a Fude pen. Those pictures got more and more abstractly monotone, with large, carefully controlled areas of black. This year I have been trying to be more loose and deliberately scribbley, like my hero Heinrich Kley.
For me Inktober is an opportunity to practice observational drawing direct in ink. These drawings are all done from observation, all bar the rubbish raven are from life. Part of the challenge, then, if finding interesting things to draw or objects that suit the days theme. Below are some photos that record this challenge.Continue reading
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.