110311 Friday night and this week

March 11, 2011 | Leave your thoughts

Packing my bag for tomorrow’s garden sketchabout.
110311 Getting ready for the sketchabout
Earlier in the week….
110310 Random Trees
Thursday night…random trees
Garden Sketchabout Sketchbook Title Page
I have a dedicated garden sketchbook which I have been using in preparation for upcoming Garden Sketchabouts
I wasn’t sure what to do for the title page – somehow I wanted to include the logo and my sketching tools (keeping up my usual tradition). Since I first started this book the garden logo has changed and all of a sudden last night when I was about to go to bed I had an idea of how to combine the two…

You can see the logo here

On another, non -garden theme…. What is missing from my sketchbooks?
110308 What is missing from my sketchbooks?
..yes, sketches of people!!! I know, I know, I want to be more confident at drawing people and portraits but how can I possibly expect to achieve that without lots of hard (but fun!) work!

This is a small sketchbook (A6) that I know I should start using….I know I have a lot of other things on my plate at the moment but I just have to keep at it…(I mean start at it on a regular basis!) THis area of my sketching I am very guilty of not practicing what I preach!!!! Shame on me!!!!
110308 Spanish Steps Take 2
In response to Alissa’s comment on flickr on my previous sketch – here are the same people (plus a few more) sketched in my ‘usual’ style(ink only) of foreground people when I sketch a building. I started doing this when in Paris in 2009 when I couldn’t see the base of the buildings because of all those annoying tourists!
I do love doing those loose sketches but I just wish I could make them more realistic…. Practice pratcice!

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