Sunday, 31 August 2014

#DrawingAugust: the last 9 days

And so to the last 9 days - drawings 22 through to 31. This has been a really good thing to do - I've started (and finished!) a lot of 'drawings', and also returned to ones I'd dropped for whatever reason. 

The best thing has been though has been seeing the highly skilled, exciting and beautiful work of so many people on Twitter, and 'meeting' them. Next up is #PaintingSeptember which I shall try, but it is a more demanding month so we'll see..











Monday, 25 August 2014

#DrawingAugust 2014 Week 3

My 7 drawings for days 14 to 21 of #DrawingAugust 2014 - somehow involving China, France, Switzerland, Greece and Yorkshire this time.. I didn't realise.

It has been wonderful browsing through all the other #DrawingAugust contributions on Twitter - over 200 new drawings per day but worth the time! - and there are many, many exceptional and exciting artists and pieces of work. 

I have been very surprised, and delighted, by the responses to my efforts - my confidence has grown. I still feel that there is a chaotic variety in style, but was today told that 'the style is certainly consistent'. I really cannot imagine what that style is, or see it myself - except perhaps in colour palette. 


Ink, dip pen and curtain threads/frayings - ideas about the Longji rice terraces that we visited

Revisiting of a pencil sketch of an old French door done August 2013

Preliminary sketch/drawing

Stabilo pen sketch

Stabilo fineliners sketch - Damouhari, Greece

Life drawing - Inktense crayon on A2 cartridge paper 

Revisited pencil sketch of Shanghai lunchtime stallholder - Inktense, soft pastel added




Monday, 18 August 2014

#DrawingAugust Week 2

My 7 drawings and sketches for days 8 to 14 of #Drawing August over on Twitter. What a joy this has been on every level - wonderful drawings by others, much interaction via 'favoriting' and retweeting and tweeting replies and responses. And what a ragbag of styles I manage!










Thursday, 14 August 2014

#DrawingAugust Week One

My first 7 drawings and sketches for #DrawingAugust 2014, taking place on Twitter, for a second year. This has been a useful and needed push to make me give more time to unbegun or unfinished ideas and intentions. These are all related to sights and impressions from my China visit in April, except the poppies. Some I altered or coloured or embellished later..

1st August



August 2nd







August 3rd


August 4th




August 5th


August 6th



August 7th