Thursday, 11 April 2013

From my Sketchbook




























There wasn't much chance for sketching outside while I was on holiday due to the freezing weather and me being too much of a wimp to sit in the cold.   The above is a crow from a London Park from one of my photos.













This is my moleskine and I sketched the view from my mum's front window while sitting next to the heater.

Of course I have a  selection of airport sketches too and the  backs of  people's heads... all the 'lovely' things you find to draw to keep the boredom away while travelling.
I took a mini sketching kit with me that fitted in my coat pocket, but found my Lamy Safari pen leaked under the plane's cabin pressure,  not good when your ink is the indeliable (bullet proof) type!
   

13 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

I love that little bird! His expression, even i profile, is so precious! Well done! I envy the way that you can render those memories so quickly and so beautifully.

Sue Clinker said...

Well the cold has given way to wet but warmer weather now - still not great for sitting outdoors though.

Love the crow

Polly Birchall said...

We are all whimps this year! Not just you. Lovely little bird painting and also the difficult roof top sketch. the moleskin seems to take the watercolour well. Hope you had a great hol.

Lois said...

Your crow sketch has so much character and expression. Looks just like the crows that live in our area. The sketch of the village from your moms' window is lovely.

stewcrowther said...

Lovely sketches Cathy. It has been cold here in England. Just when you think Spring has sprung it all goes wrong. Are you back home now?
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Cathy Holtom said...

Thanks for the comments!
Yes Stew I'm back home and it's a lot warmer :)

Mary Walker said...

Art is so much more pleasant snuggled by the heater

Sue Pownall said...

Sorry I haven't been here for a while, life is crazy.

I've just caught up and have loved all your last posts!

Sandra said...

Warm is good! Always glad to see your drawings.

Rita said...

that bird is fabulous and the view from your mum's window is lovely!

Alex said...

fantastic Raven/Crow! :) Love the way it's colored, and the scene looks great too

debra morris said...

Hope you're warm now. Great sketches, love the crow!

Ahdini said...

i really love the crow :)

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