Had lots of things to do today so I didn’t get round to doing a drawing until late. I chose a figure from a series of photos I took on the beach earlier in the week on Swansea Beach when it was sunny and sketched it with a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen. I’m not a fan of drawing from photos because my drawings seem stiff and stilted. Drawing from life tends to be more lively and dynamic. I guess it may be that I should give myself more practice drawing from photos and allow myself the same freedom as when I draw from life.
I have been travelling across South Wales with Rhondda-born archaeologist Dewi Bowen and Swansea film maker Melvyn Williams, hunting the wild megalith, accompanied by my portable drawing board, portfolio of Fabriano paper and a bag full of assorted artist’s materials. Dewi is researching his latest book on Neolithic monuments and Melvyn is making a documentary film of our literary and artistic adventures.
If you want to know more about my solo show in The Worker’s Gallery in the Rhondda Valley in September, please click here.
And if you want to see some of my other artwork, please click on the image below.