Saturday, 24 November 2007
As a hobby I volunteer on the Talyllyn Railway - a narrow gauge steam railway in mid Wales. To cut a long story short about why I go... a lot of my best friends go there and it's in a beautiful valley. I do drawings for their volunteer magazine, and was asked to do this for a childrens quiz sheet. The line used to carry slate so I was asked to draw the view from the museum like it would have been in the days when it was a slate wharf. Quite a challenge with little to go from! This was the result.
Saturday, 10 November 2007
My walking shoe in coloured pencil. Best fitting shoe I've had in years! (Complete with Peak District mud) I sat down and drew this in a bit under an hour (it was supposed to be a quick one!) The material is textured and shiny so was quite hard to draw.
This blog doesn't really show the type of drawings I do a lot of: ink cartoons type doodles. This is from a birthday card for a friend who likes cycling and is on the civil engineering course for me. It's a bike adapted with lots of surveying kit. I love drawing this sort of thing and letting my imagination run riot. This was originally in brown ink.
This is a postcard I made after I visited Ryton Organic Gardens with some of my family last weekend. It was a quick sketch in water soluble markers. It was the first time I'd used them so I thought the pumpkin came out well, wasn't too sure about the rest of the garden though.