David, Non And A Lovely Lad

8 Aug


This young man was one of the huge queue at the Goat Street Gallery, waiting to have their portraits done as part of BBC1 ‘The One Show” filming in St. David’s yesterday. He’s a very nice lad and a terrific model, very still and patient and held the pose for about half an hour.  I drew him using a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen in sizes S and F into my leatherbound Steampunk A5 sketchbook, going slightly across two pages.

St. David, Wales’ patron saint, gives his name to the city and also the vast cathedral, but this was built by the Normans at least half a millenium after he lived. He was born a couple of miles away and there is a tiny, ruined stone chapel dedicated to his mother, Saint Non, close to the Coastal Path, which is supposed to be David’s birthplace. I much prefer the simplicity of Non’s chapel to the grandeur of David’s cathedral. It’s more in keeping with the Celtic christianity which they practised back in the sixth century.

I’ll blog the rest of the portraits I drew over the next few days.



8 Responses to “David, Non And A Lovely Lad”

  1. allesistgut August 11, 2014 at 07:58 #

    Very lovely series. I adore! Have a happy Monday! 😀

    • Rosie Scribblah August 11, 2014 at 08:00 #

      Thank you so much. Has Hurricane Bertha reached you yet or has it missed you?

      • allesistgut August 11, 2014 at 08:20 #

        We only got some wind (not much) and a few rain showers on Saturday, but it was still very warm. That was all (fortunately). Hope you came over it without damages?!!

    • Rosie Scribblah August 11, 2014 at 08:23 #

      It seems to be heading off to Scandinavia, not much damage but lots of flash floods and beautiful skies

  2. Hansi August 9, 2014 at 15:06 #

    Nice drawing.

  3. Mary August 8, 2014 at 23:38 #

    What a wonderful experience for everyone involved! Great work, Rosie!

    • Rosie Scribblah August 9, 2014 at 09:10 #

      Thank you, Mary. It was very tiring but a great experience. The people I drew were lovely 🙂

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