Tuesday, 7 May 2013
I'm doing a project with kids at school at the moment called Project: Drawing. The objective is to explore different ways of drawing through various concepts derived from six themes - Human Experience, The Environment, Animals & Plants, Events, Fantastic & Strange and Abstraction. The theory is this will help students to get better at their drawing and ability to think of inventive ideas to collect for a project. My personal aspect not only is to get better at my drawing, but also think of inventive ways to illustrate.
Comments welcome, thanks!
Friday, 12 April 2013
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
A couple of my favourites today. Beach in Capri as it says on the bottom of the image on the left, and on the right, some ruins drawn in Pompeii - which is an amazing place and I was looking forward to actually sitting in it and drawing something. These gardens were perfect as it felt like a city healing itself after hundreds of years: an opulent, flowering garden amidst the ruined columns.
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
While I was in Italy, I bought a Moleskine watercolour sketchbook...it's the best sketchbook I have ever bought! A landscape book, I found it difficult to not draw across a double page spread. I was also able to adapt a style I had been experimenting with at the time, which is to add black ink lines on top of the watercolour drawing.
These were drawn poolside in our hotel in Sorrento!
Monday, 8 April 2013
Here's a sketchbook study of a church facade in Umbria. We were traveling back from a vineyard and stopped off on the way back to the hotel for some insect repellant. Strangely, there was a convenience store and a chemist next to a huge church! It was an unusual sight especially in the middle of fields!