April 2022 Sketchbook

This month I had a small sketchbook in my pocket. You can see all the black, white and grey small sketches. Also I spent a week in Wales (see all the sheep) and went to the Extinction Rebellion protests in London and captured them with iconic London buildings behind.

March 2022 Sketchbook

March sketchbook features #OneWeek100People 2022. More on that later.

February 2022 Sketchbook

Running a bit late, here’s the Feb sketchbook, featuring amaryllis flowers, and climate protest reportage.

January 2022 Sketchbook

December 2021 Sketchbook

Happy New Year

October 2021 Sketchbook

A few extra sketches from October that weren’t Inktober sketches. Mostly from Weymouth.

November 201 Sketchbook

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.

Inktober 2021

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.

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