Tag Archives: sketchbooks

Mucking Around

11 May

I need to loosen up with paint. I’m happy to sit and doodle for ages with a pen or pencil into my sketchbook, without bothering what I end up with. But as soon as I get the paints out, I seize up. I pressurise myself to do something “proper”. The other thing I don’t do much of is develop work from my sketchbook, as soon as it’s in there, I close the book and rarely look at it again. So today I grabbed a bit of heavyweight Khadi paper and a cheap set of acrylic paints and used my recent sketch from Rosehill Quarry as a starting point. Then I mucked around with the paint and a couple of brushes. It’s no masterpiece but it was relaxing and some of it is quite interesting.

 

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

 

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

 

Scribbling And Song In The Old Quarry

7 May

Lockdown is easing and things are starting to happen. Husb and I went to Rosehill Quarry at tea time to listen to Swansea folk musician, Angharad Jenkins, perform her recent song about the Quarry. It was a lovely sunny and warm Spring afternoon and Angharad sang to a group of local people of all ages against a backdrop of lush trees and shrubs. I used lots of mark-making to represent the foliage and I like the contrast with the simple line drawing of the figure. If you’re in the area, check it out, it’s a gorgeous nature reserve so close to the heart of the city.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Zooming Tonight

5 May

Just finished the weekly family Zoom quiz. We’re almost out of lockdown but it’s still nice to meet up and we’re not all living in the same city anyway, so we wouldn’t see this much of each other in the ‘real’ world. Just a very quick scribble with a ballpoint pen over a double page into my bound A6 sketch book. Husb and I set the quiz this week. I think my “Fun Facts About Beavers” round was the best, even if I say so myself 😀

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

The Lifting-Lockdown-Excursion

17 Apr

Here’s another quick little sketch from my lifting-lockdown-excursion into the city centre earlier this week. It was nice doing these scribbles, it felt like getting back to normal.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Spic And Span

15 Apr

Here’s another quick little scribble I did in my sketchbook while I was wandering around the city centre the other day. There were orderly queues everywhere, luckily it was warm and sunny, and there was this council employee power washing chewing gum off the pavement, making it spic and span for the returning shoppers.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Figures In A Queue 2

14 Apr

Now that there are more people around I’m out and about a bit more sketching. It’s great that people are in queues at the moment because they’re not rushing around and that makes it easier for me to sketch them. It’s good practice.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Rework Redraw

13 Apr

I do loads of sketches into sketchbooks but I rarely go back and work into them some more. I don’t know why, just something I’ve never thought of doing. So today I was flicking through my landscape Khadi sketchbook to see how many pages I have left and I realised that I had done mostly quite light and insubstantial pencil or ballpoint sketches. So I grabbed some of my homemade walnut ink and a big Escoda brush and worked into this very slight drawing of the Hoad monument. I think it’s much better now it’s been reworked.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Figures In A Queue

12 Apr

I’m trying to do more street sketching en plein air now that lockdown is easing off. I used to do a lot of outdoor scribbling, but there have been so few people around over the past year. But now we have queues! So I’m going around drawing them. It’s good practice as I get a chance to draw proportion and perspective. Here’s part of the queue outside the local mosque.

 

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

 

 

 

In The Dark Without My Glasses

9 Apr

I really need varifocal glasses, but I tried them and they made me feel sick and I fell over my feet. So now I juggle with three pairs of glasses but yesterday, when I had a scribble during a Zoom meeting, I couldn’t find the ones I needed so I ended up doing the sketch without glasses in a dark room. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it 😀

A Slow Sketch

7 Apr

A Slow Sketch.

I’m sketching from some photos I did on one of our local walks the other day. It’s a different kind of sketching, normally I sketch from life but that has to be done really quickly. Sketching from photos gives me the luxury of analysing what’s there, comparing proportions, looking at perspectives and building up a picture of all the individual components.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

Inspired by drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artefacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

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