081220 A friend’s brief visit to Sydney

December 20, 2008 | 1 Comment

Sketches from an afternoon and morning visit from my friend who is always there at momentous stages of my sketching journey – when I started, my travel journals in Europe last year, really thinking about composing the whole spread when on location   and this time….. just going for it when it comes to sketching...

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081213 Mini Sketchcrawl

December 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

I have started to go along to sketching outings with the Sydney Sketch Club and today was a training for the next World Wide Sketchcrawl on Jan 10. We went to Balmain – a wonderful inner city suburb on the harbour. Not that I really need to get into the mood of sketching but I...

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081211 New Equipment

December 13, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

Thanks to Fredhttp:[email protected]/3092136099/in/photostream/ I have gone wild and filled my 12 pan set with 24 pans! Now to decide on the colours – here are some pages as I try to decide. I am certainly no watercolour expert… just trying different things. There is some much to learn…. (BTW I have already made changes to...

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081212 Traffic Sketches

December 13, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

Been SO busy lately that the only option for sketching has been in the traffic…. And having lots of fun. The sketches are always made up of composite views – I only draw when the car is stationary. Have started using  my Pentel Pocket Brush – in the past I have been afraid to use...

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081205 Urban Sketching

December 13, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

Catching up on a few urban sketches in the last 2 weeks (I have only managed to keep my flickr up to date and this poor blog gets a bit neglected) I am now blogging to the urbansketchers mega blog now…. If you want to see my posts follow this link http://www.urbansketchers.com/search/label/Liz%20Steel But make sure...

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081201 Tea Cosy

December 1, 2008 | 3 Comments

Some of you might know that I love my tea and my little teapot! http://www.flickr.com/photos/borrominibear/2909515406/ So, you could imagine that I couldn’t resist buying a great book on Wild Tea Cosies. Not yet released in USA or UK but Amazon link is below and the authors blog to get an idea. I just wish I...

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081129 This Week

November 29, 2008 | 2 Comments

What I have been drawing this week: This Weeks EDM challenge Wasn’t going to bother drawing my toe – and then I thought of a reason to do so. This is life size! Thanksgiving As I e-hang-out with so many Americans I thought that I better have a token thanksgiving dinner. Hope everyone had a...

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081124 A visit to the Zoo

November 24, 2008 | 9 Comments

A day off work and what better way to spend it than sketching… At the zoo! I feel like this has been a bit of a break through… I have been scared of drawing people and animals but mentally was keen to give it a go today. Here are most of my pages  (about 5...

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The Real Me!

November 20, 2008 | 2 Comments

I am extremely excited to be soon a part of Gabi Campanario’s wonderful blog Urban Sketchers… It is such a privilege to be posting alongside so many very talented artists and a great incentive for me to get out and sketch more in my beautiful city! Check it out… www.urbansketchers.com Joining Urban Sketchers has meant...

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