Tag Archives: coloured pencil

A Drawing A Day – Week 42

I cracked out the serious charcoal this week! What fun, I had forgotten; I have been fiddling around with charcoal wrapped in a pencil – ha, that’s for wimps.  I now have a box of willow charcoal which comes in virtually weightless slender twiglet shaped pieces of blackness.  Thanks to Ed (my life drawing teacher) who got us to use tone this week I have felt very ‘artistic’ and getting very dirty.

287 Can't be bothered pine cone

287 Can’t be bothered pine cone

288 Wonky box

288 Wonky box

289 Orange thingie

289 Orange thingie

290 Unknown shrub leaf

290 Unknown shrub leaf

291 Watching Sunday TV

291 Watching Sunday TV

292 Legs Study

292 Legs Study

293 Old school selfie

293 Old school selfie

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A Drawing A Day – Week 41

A full on family week has not left much time or energy for drawing or writing.

280 Sweet Chestnut

280 Sweet Chestnut

281 Coffee Table

281 Coffee Table (late night because I forgot!)

282 Cauliflower

282 Cauliflower (we ate the cauliflower and this is what was heading to the compost)

283 Skimmia

283 Skimmia

284 Baby

284 Baby

285 Life Drawing

285 Life Drawing

286 Active Cat

286 Active cat who would not sit still for even 10 seconds.

A Drawing A Day – Week 39

In our old place when we walked we became accustomed to Buzzards shrieking overhead and looked forward to seeing ‘our’ Buzzard who sometimes came very close.  Now we have moved into town we have a new bird friend to enjoy.

Tawny Owl in Christchurch Park

Mabel in Christchurch Park

Meet Mabel the resident Tawny Owl who lives in this tree, she can be spotted most mornings looking down on us all as we go about our business.  The grass where everyone stops to look has worn away and she is a local celebrity.  I believe she has reared chicks for the past two years.

This weeks offerings:

266 Rosehips

266 Rose hips

267 Purple pansy

267 Purple pansy

268 Plum

268 Plum

269 Apple

269 Apple

270 Virginia creeper leaf (unfinished)

270 Virginia creeper leaf (unfinished)

271 Woman standing

271 Woman standing

272 Sycamore seed

272 Sycamore seed

A Drawing A Day – Week 38

Finally this week all our possessions have been gathered together again under one roof so to speak.  With the collection of the hand cart (don’t ask!) from its temporary resting place we can now see the full size of our stuff problem.  It is not as bad as I thought and over time the stuff will be tamed and cut down in size.

Well my colour mojo is back, now that my table is set up and my coloured pencils are out I have no excuses.  My coloured pencil skills have become a little rusty but it is such fun to be in colour again.

259 Acorn

259 Acorn

260 Oak Leaf

260 Oak Leaf

261 Pansy 1

261 Pansy 1

262 Pansy 2

262 Pansy 2

263 Pansy 3

263 Pansy 3

264 Spindle berries

264 Spindle berries

265 Hawthorn berries

265 Hawthorn berries

A Drawing A Day – Week 37

Another skimpy post this week…………………. I am at a loss to where my days go, and so quickly too.

252 Washing line and water butt

252 Washing line and water butt

253 Cyclamen 1

253 Cyclamen 1

254 Cyclamen 2

254 Cyclamen 2

255 Cyclamen 3

255 Cyclamen 3

256 Cyclamen 4

256 Cyclamen 4

257 Cyclamen 5

257 Cyclamen 5

258 Cyclamen Leaf

258 Cyclamen Leaf

A Drawing A Day – Week 34

Gradually the swirling piles of possessions are beginning to settle, and this place is beginning to feel like home.  I have been disorientated in the early mornings when I fail to recognise the ceiling in my new bedroom and wonder where I am.  I have little moments when it dawns on me that someone else is living in ‘my house’ and I have vivid memories of the old place, strengthened I suspect by the sketches I made.  All this said, I am happy in the new house and this week I even unearthed my coloured pencils and gave them an airing.

Here are my drawing for Week 34 – I continue to be amazed that I have continued this project for so long, I guess it has become a habit…..

231 Table and Chair

231 Table and Chair

232 Autumn Leaf

232 Autumn Leaf (or should I say August leaf)

233 Variegated Leaf

233 Variegated Leaf

234 Felting Group

234 Felting Group

235 Wonky Shed

235 Wonky Shed

236 Feet

236 Feet

237 Chaos in the Workroom

237 Chaos in the Workroom

A Drawing a Day – Week 19

This week my week was frittered away with spring cleaning and gardening, it is amazing how the bright sunshine shows the grime and dust, so I have been shamed into putting my rubber gloves on and getting down and dirty!  We have had rain and warmth at last and the garden has responded by bursting into growth, at least the weeds have.  I spent an hour doubled over a flower bed and filled a wheelbarrow with weeds – how come they are so much quicker off the mark than the flowers I really want.  Mind you some of the weeds are beautiful, I just love Herb Robert and always leave a few plants to flower and seed around the place.  I just love self seeded plants, I try and be a low impact gardener, hence my garden is always a little shaggy around the edges.  I was due to go to London to see an exhibition of coloured pencil drawings but my train was cancelled due to a ‘fatality’ further down the line, some poor soul could not cope any more, it made me sad to think that this person had no other option and I felt for the poor train driver too – so sad.

126 Cerinthe

126 Cerinthe

127 Corner of Bedroom

127 Corner of Bedroom

128 View into bedroom and down the stairs

128 View into bedroom and down the stairs

129  Clematis

129 Clematis

130 Clematis leaf

130 Clematis leaf

131-2 Standing woman

131-2 Standing woman

131-3 Woman Seated

131-3 Woman Seated

131-1 Standing woman

131-1 Standing woman

132 Bit of Beam

132 Bit of Beam