Drawing Challenge #14

The aim is to do as many detailed drawings as possible, as often as possible, to fill up my sketchbook by the end of the year.


Another quick-fire observational sketch during an hour long lunch break last week. I felt a slight improvement from my previous people-sketching attempt in Drawing Challenge #12. However, the awkwardness of trying to be subtly sketch people that are sat metres away remained.

Let me know what you think.

Drawing Challenge #12

The aim is to do as many detailed drawings as possible, as often as possible, to fill up my sketchbook by the end of the year.


Sometime last week, I went back to doing observation sketching to try and improve on my people-drawing skills.

Practise will definitely make perfect with these odd-shaped beings I managed to create.

At times, it did get a little bit awkward as I was sat with sketchbook in hand trying to discretely sketch people without staring too much. They would occasionally look back at me with an curious glint in their eye which said ‘is he drawing me?’

Nonetheless, one subject would soon finish their overpriced beverage and [more importantly] vacate their seat for the next unassuming victim.

What I used:

Simply pen and paper.. May need to diversify soon!

Drawing Challenge #11

The aim is to do as many detailed drawings as possible, as often as possible, to fill up my sketchbook by the end of the year.


Today’s sketch was continuation on the elevation sketches of Bath. This one was along Upper Church Street, near The Royal Crescent.

I did this from the comfort of home as it was absolutely FREEZING outside. It also felt a bit odd standing outside someone else’s house and sketching as a figure appeared at the window a couple of times (eek). To throw ’em off, I too a photo of all the houses on the street to make it look more like a study of the area.

Hay ho! Let me know what you think..

On to the next one!

Drawing Challenge #10

The aim is to do as many detailed drawings as possible, as often as possible, to fill up my sketchbook by the end of the year.


This weekend, I started an elevation study of Bath to illustrate the vast array of intricate and stunning architecture in the city. I started in the centre of town and will gradually work my way out. This will hopefully show how the cityscape changes in different areas.

Recording the process:

Setting out of grid lines (proportions still need a bit of work – but they’re getting better)

What I used:

Three black pens (0.1mm for setting out grid lines, 0.3mm for medium line weights and 0.5mm for thicker / darker shading)

Drawing Challenge #6

The aim is to do as many detailed drawings as possible, as often as possible, to fill up my sketchbook by the end of the year.


Today’s drawing is my favourite of the challenge so far. I enjoyed capturing the intricate details in the near and far distance. This view is along ‘North Parade Passage’ in the centre of Bath.

Exploring Bath #3 – Alexandra Park

So I accidentally stumbled upon my new favourite spot in Bath – this gem of a view at Alexandra Park. There I was casually strolling past when I saw a sign to “Alexandra Park Viewpoint.” So I followed the steep, steep footpath through the woods to go and check it out.

Not gonna lie, my legs were kinda hanging from all the climbing. But it started to look promising at the top as I could see the start of an amazing view over the city through the thick blanket of trees.

Another long and steady incline to the very top and BAM! There it was! The unexpected opening I so hoped would appear.


View from the top..

Down below, you could see all the famous sites like Bath Abbey, The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Bath Cricket & Rugby grounds to name just a few.

I’m falling more and more in love with this stunning city. If you ever get the chance, I would highly (yes, I said highly!) recommend a trek to the top. It’s kinda peak!


View on the walk back down..

Drawing Challenge #3

The aim is to do as many detailed drawings as possible, as often as possible, to fill up my sketchbook by the end of the year.


So I met ‘Batman’ yesterday.. took a pic.. did a sketch.. you know the drill! 🤣

This was looking towards Bath Abbey along Northgate Street.

Who do you say I am – Poem

How many different ways, could I possibly explain?

And paint the same picture, with words that are plain?

You’ve marvelled at the signs, and you’ve come back to see miracles,

But still don’t understand the simple message at the pinnacle.

First things first, I AM the bread of life,

Feast up on my words, and be forever satisfied,

The thing you’ve been chasing, is just a façade,

It won’t satisfy your thirst, like a mirage.

Do not be afraid, I’m the light of the world,

The darkness will flee, as my light is unfurled,

Showing you the pathway, even through the valley of death,

I’m still there, your every prayer I have heard.

I AM the good shepherd, through good times or strife,

For the sake of my sheep, I would lay down my life,

All because of love, I was battered and bruised,

Inspired by my love, for both Gentiles and Jews.

So come into my presence, for I’m the only door,

And leave behind your baggage, and wonder no more,

Salvation is promised, to all who will enter,

Life to the fullest, with me at the centre.

I AM the only way, the truth and the life,

All other pathways, will lead you to strife,

The world offers hope, that is built in the sand,

But mine to the end, is the rock that will stand,

I AM the resurrection, and I AM the life,

I speak into darkness; and give it  new life,

I raised up Lazarus, and set him free,

To show God’s power, ingrained in me,

I AM the true vine; the gardener’s the Father,

He prunes and perfects, for his glory, and honour,

I AM that I AM, before time began,

Of all you have heard, who do you say I am?


©2018, by Gome – original poem

Originally shared on Heirs Magazine