Scribbling Iceland

23 Nov

volcano 1

I spent a few days in Iceland recently and although I took a sketchbook and some pastels with me, it was too cold to draw. Even just 30 seconds or so without my gloves and my fingers stopped working. So now I’m back home and back in the swing of all the arty shenanigans going on in Swansea at the moment, I’ve taken a look at the photos I took and I’m catching up with some drawing.


I took this Daler Rowney Ebony sketchbook with me and also a set of Daler Rowney artist quality soft pastels. The black paper lends itself to the climate and volcanic landscape of a wintry Iceland and is a good starting point. I used the pastels mainly in strong diagonal strokes, occasionally rubbing the surface with my fingers, again diagonally.

10 Responses to “Scribbling Iceland”

  1. peach schist December 5, 2015 at 04:34 #

    i love this wispy movement of wind unacquainted with much other than its own pale tingliness < 3

  2. allesistgut November 24, 2015 at 08:30 #

    Very good. I love the colours! 😀

  3. (b)ananartista SBUFF November 24, 2015 at 01:46 #


  4. jhv57 November 24, 2015 at 01:11 #

    Luscious. I love working on dark paper, too. Great job

  5. Lois November 23, 2015 at 23:32 #

    I like this very much!

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