Drawing It Out

4 Dec


A few weeks ago I spent a couple of days in Pembrokeshire, drawing ancient monuments mostly in the rain. When I’m drawing something from life, I concentrate on getting the appearance and proportion right, doing a fair representation. I often use these original drawings as source material for something else, usually a print – an etching, silkscreen, monotype – but today I thought I’d try doing a drawing from my original sketch of Carreg Samson, a dolmen perched above the North Pembrokeshire coast. It was quite liberating as all the basics had already been done so I could focus on experimenting with making marks and developing the mood of the drawing. I only spent a few minutes on this but I think I might do some more and spend more time on them. I worked with carbon into an A3 Daler Rowney sketchbook.

2 Responses to “Drawing It Out”

  1. Phil Cooper December 5, 2015 at 16:22 #

    I love this drawing so much, it looks so right, I wouldn’t want to change one grain of carbon!

    • Rosie Scribblah December 5, 2015 at 17:13 #

      Thank you, Phil. I really appreciate your comment. I’m trying to get out of my comfort zone which is drawing directly from life. It’s far less stressful than I imagined.

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