Norman & Celtic

21 Jul

21 dynefor

Husb and I spent a lovely afternoon in Llandeilo, meeting up with a friend and going for a walk through the woods to the old Dynefwr Castle which dates from the 12th century, Norman times. The heatwave was going full blast and it was really hot by the time we reached the castle so I found a shady spot to sit and scribble. Here’s a bit of it, drawn into my A5 clothbound sketchbook that I’d prepared with ripped parcel paper, drawn with Faber Castell Pitt pens, sizes S, F and B in sepia. I used a bit of Indian ink wash on the shadows and a touch of white conte crayon in the highlights.

21 dynefor 2

We passed though an old overgrown graveyard next to a small chapel and I took a snap of this amazing gravestone, completely carved with Celtic knotwork designs.

4 Responses to “Norman & Celtic”

  1. kestrelart July 23, 2013 at 03:11 #

    Your use of simple materials for great effect is inspiring.

  2. Red Hen July 21, 2013 at 23:52 #

    What an unusual gravestone. I wonder what the origin of it was?
    Between your travels, daily blogging and sketching you`re one busy-and very talented!-lady. Well done again with this post.

    • Rosie Scribblah July 22, 2013 at 08:27 #

      Thank you. I couldn’t get to the gravestone ot see the inscription because it was so overgrown. Might go back in the winter 🙂

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