Cold Scribbling

19 Jan

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Husb and I trekked up Constitution Hill a couple of hours ago so I could go and draw in the twilight in Rosehill Quarry. The Hill is extremely steep and cobbled, cycling races are held on it, and we had a good workout. The Quarry was still covered in snow. I find it useful to draw when it’s really cold because it forces me to be very quick and capture the essence, or an impression, of what’s there instead of labouring to do a topographical landscape drawing, which has always been my problem with trying out landscapes in the past.

I drew this into my 15cm square handmade Khadi paper sketchbook with compressed charcoal, conte crayon and white oil pastel over a grey ink wash. Now we’re off to a restaurant and a party. Still some life left in the old dogs yet 😀

3 Responses to “Cold Scribbling”

  1. karasartisticaladventures January 19, 2013 at 22:37 #

    Hey i’d love to come up there one day! Let me know when you’re going next, I can’t quite figure out where it is, I did look on the map, but I guess I dont really go up there very much, if at all hmm, it looks lke an interesting place!

    • karasartisticaladventures January 19, 2013 at 22:40 #

      OOOh lovely drawing by the way!!!
      I really like the textures in the blacks, especially on the right!

      • Rosie Scribblah January 20, 2013 at 15:15 #

        Thanks. If you go to the top of Rosehill, where it swings around into Terrace Road, there’s a small unmade road going up into the quarry. It’s fab.

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