I’ve just come back from a 2/3 day sketching trip to Naples. My mum’s friend visited Naples and described it as ‘a shit hole’. I can see her point. Naples is busy, polluted, dirty and smelly. Yet – there’s something incredible about it. It feels very foreign for a European city. It’s not particularly touristy.Continue reading “Naples Feb 2019”
I managed some more drawings from the window of my current fav cafe. This time mostly with biro… there are definitely some characters here. In the new year, I’m going to try to develop some of these using various (as yet undecided) printmaking techniques.
So I did some more sketching from my comfortable, safe window. With coffee (and maybe cake). I added a little colour here and there. I used Tombow bush pens again, which are fabulous (because not all brush pens are created equal), and pencil which (perhaps surprisingly) isn’t the quickest of drawing mediums. There are moreContinue reading “People from the Window 2”
As usual, it’s hard to find the time to draw. With kids, single-parenthood and a teaching job… but today I treated myself to a coffee in a large-windowed cafe with a view onto a popular street. People were walking up and down this little street, affording me a few seconds to try and capture them.Continue reading “People from the Window”
During my MA Conceived of a project I called the ‘White Plastic Chair Project‘. It was about drawing in the kind of places and spaces that you might find white plastic chairs. Interestingly they are rather more difficult to find these days. Most seem to have been replaced by aluminium chairs: much stronger, less mucky-lookingContinue reading “The Decline of White Plastic Chairs”
So – a few sketches of people here and there from this summer. Some at Brighton Pride, some on a train journey through London and some on the beach at Mersea, Essex. I’d quite happily draw all year long, but mostly you have to talk to people – (of which, I’ve done a lot over summer). WhilstContinue reading “Sketchbook: Summer People Sketches”
I’ve not been doing so well with updating this blog recently. I suppose there’s been the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, a wedding to illustrate (see previous post on being a ‘jobbing’ artist) and the small matter of a floundering dissertation. Then Grotsby (another previous post) and the new ideas that I have for two books (one for olderContinue reading “Donuts and Plastic Chairs”
The following few images are those drawn ‘live’ and on the scene… (This one took all day and I don’t even like it!). It would’ve been nice to be there longer, the whole day, but my own commitments as a school mum meant that I was required to drop off the children first, and attendContinue reading “3ft People Festival 2014”