Ruskin And Chocolate

3 Aug

Here’s one I scribbled yesterday when I took my little nephew to the top of the Swansea Tower, Wales’ tallest building. I’m getting a bit better at drawing the cityscape; I’m developing a shorthand of marks that are individual to me so I don’t slip into doing an architectural drawing. I did a short course on the Ruskin style of topographical drawing a few years back and although it was interesting (it was in his house, Brantwood, in the Lake District) and also good discipline, that style of drawing isn’t for me. I had a fair bit of time to sketch – the boy took ages to come to terms with his huge glass of hot chocolate and chocolate brownie. He bounced for hours after.

4 Responses to “Ruskin And Chocolate”

  1. Hansi August 4, 2012 at 14:18 #

    Wow…you are quite the ‘sketcher’, and I truly admire that. I never take a sketch book outside, and rarely draw what I see. Doing what you do, put’s the whole ‘art thing’ on a different level. I’d like to be there some day, but am just too damn lazy 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah August 4, 2012 at 21:46 #

      The truth is I’m so anti-social I discovered early on that people don’t expect me to make conversation if I have my nose in a sketchbook 😉

  2. notes to the milkman August 3, 2012 at 22:54 #

    Hot chocolate AND a chocolate brownie????!!!!

    • Rosie Scribblah August 3, 2012 at 23:35 #

      Yeah I know, I spoil him. He was wired all day then 🙂

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