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Stormy Scribbling

6 Jan

06 storm 1

I went down to the seafront at high tide this morning. I only live a few minutes walk from Swansea Bay and the wind in the street was reasonable but by the time I reached the exposed coast, the gales were so ferocious that I had trouble standing up. The sea was fierce and I struggled to get a few photographs of the waves.

06 storm photo

I wanted to try some sketching but I had to pull way back and drew these few figures from a sheltered spot in the car park. It was difficult manouvering a sketchbook in that wind, so I did some quick scribbles and worked on them a bit more when I came home.

06 storm 2

I find it very difficult to draw the sea, especially in such severe conditions. I need to practice, research other artists who draw the sea and develop some visual shorthand for it. I drew these into my A5 clothbound sketchbook with Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens, sizes S, F, M and B.

 

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