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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August September 2021 Sketchbook

Here are all the Non-Mill-Road sketches from August and September.

Mill Road September 2021

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

North

South

Mill Road North Side July 2021

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.

June 2020 Sketchbook

These are the few sketches I did in June that weren’t of buildings on Mill Road. People, and flowers. Not buildings!