Sketching

In June 2015 I started my sketchbook journey. I am now on book 7 of A5 books mostly supplied through Tiger and Cass Art stores. My collection now includes pads and books at A4, A3 and A2 size.

My sketches have been mainly done on my own or while out and about at numerous coffee shops / cafes or sitting around. Some pieces are more detailed,some take only 5 minutes but they all provide a chance to observe as an artist rather than a people watcher or geography teacher as I have previously. One ongoing use for me is as a mindfulness activity that diverts and focuses my thought process when my mental health mood is lower. So the sketches I share will vary between observation and mindfulness.

I have shared on Facebook page / Instagram / Twitter some recent examples from September so I thought a post here as well. Some of these pieces may act as models for more developed pieces later.


Swans, that I see while based at my boat hire job in Wareham.


Views from the boat hut.

Waiting to start Junior rowing volunteering.

Lunch at the Square and Compass,Worth Matravers while on a led walk during Purbeck Walking Festival.

Corfe Castle Model Village Cafe


Sat on the sea wall Swanage Bay, the start of Groyne 1. The groynes (coastal defence) are numbered from south to north from above the banjo pier on Shore Road. Often seen being frequented by Geography fieldwork groups.

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