Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A hand

Here's my attempt at the second project for November on  The Monthly Sketch Project .
Hands are not the easiest thing to draw, so this is good practice.  I find that its better to jump in and quickly draw them, because the more you fiddle the worse they get.  Toes are even worse!
This was done in 30 mins or so with Lyra coloured pencils.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009


I tried to sketch this little fella from life but he wouldn't keep still!  So I had to do this drawing from a photo.  At least I could enlarge it.
Its funny how I used to be so scared of insects but after living here in the back of beyond I've seen so many I've got used to them..even spiders!
I've recently seen some enormous black and yellow caterpillars.  I don't what they will turn out to be..probably something big and hairy?

Monday, 9 November 2009

Monthly Sketch Project

This is my version of a photograph by Leslie Hawes on the monthly sketch project.   I really loved the photograph of the light diffused through the blue glass and I started quickly sketching it with coloured pencil..but I wish I had used decent paper instead of my sketch book.  The monthly sketch project

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Olive Harvest

Its time to pick the olives.  This is a sketch of the first batch.
The green olives get put into jars and the black (the more mature olives) get covered in salt to draw out the water in them.  They then become drier and wrinkly ..just right to be eaten! 

Sketch done with sepia ink and watercolours.


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