Hello! Welcome back to another weekly summary of sketching progress. This week was typically sporadic and entirely in my brown sketchbook as the white one is now complete. Here goes..
TOO COLD OUTSIDE
It was too cold to draw outside, so I sat inside and drew what was outside. Pretty chuffed with this effort – especially the effect of shading on the internal sash window. The lone spot of colour for the flowers adds some needed flavour to an otherwise mono-tone image.
I took this with the flash on as it illuminates the white lines made by the Posca pen. The beauty of small collage pages is that it doesn’t have to be complex / large / finished drawings. Simply look around and start sketching.
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER CAFE
On Wednesday lunch, I officially went to Cafe Nero for the 1 squillionth time. If the staff don’t know me by now, they really aren’t observant. This was a bit of a longer perspective drawing, taking almost 40mins after munching on some dairy-free goodness.
DRAW WITHOUT LEAVING THE PAGE
Want a kill 20mins and get some drawing practice in?
Try this quick & fun exercise as suggested by a friend of mine. The base drawing [in pen and ink] was done without lifting the pen (although I did occasionally rest my hand and start exactly where I stopped). The biggest benefit was having less hairy lines, something that still needs to improve in my general drawing.
POST WORK WIND-DOWN
After work on Friday, I needed a quick 20min sit down to unwire my tangled mind. Sketching and good music are one way that help me achieving that. This was drawn as I sat in a Costa and watched people battle through the rain. Particularly chuffed with how the guy struggling with his umbrella came out – though he won’t appreciate it I’m sure)
OLE’S AT THE WHEEL
“Tell me, how good does it feel?”
Manchester United. Champions league quarter finalists.. Un-real!
My favourite sketch this week is a collage of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba. I don’t think I’ve stopped smiling ever since Wednesdays win at PSG.
Detailed faces are definitely not my strength and need more work, but I’m glad with how Rashford and Martial came out. Pogba, not so much lol.