Monthly Archives: September 2016

Sketchy

Trying to find a magic hour when a) it isn’t raining and b) L is being happily entertained at nursery or other, can be a bit of a challenge. On Sunday I had a small 30 minute window and took a chance. With meltmongers’ heavenly combination of grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich nestled beside me on the grass (this is my new post run snack) I took out my pens and set to work…

Fifteen minutes later an effing car parked right in front of me. Aaaargh. I’m sure the man heard me swear. Just as I was about to close my book and give up, I quickly drew in the car, overlapping those swooping buildings. As always, I sent out a quick tweet of the sketch and that was that.

Later that same day, I was asked if that sketch could be purchased and now it is winging its way to its new home. I hope it brings its owner much joy.

I have found that confining my artwork to postcard sized pieces of paper has limited some scope for improvement and now I’m enjoying the freedom of bigger spaces. I’ve been lazy in that I haven’t been drawing from life like I should, so now I’m looking for windows of opportunity whenever I can to get out my pens and continue to learn/improve/and develop my style.



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