Friday, 21 December 2012

A look down St Martin's Lane, London

I've been going through some older sketchbooks recently for something I'm working on, and came across quite a few drawings (unhelpfully not dated by me, but perhaps around 2000) that suddenly made me quite nostalgic about the good old 2B pencil.
I've gone on and on about my love for the humble, high fibre option pencil before, so I won't do it again, but... I just wish pencil drawings felt a bit more permanent when they are finished. Fixative or no fixative, they seem temporary in a way pen drawings don't.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Sketchcrawling with Urban Sketchers London

The third Urban Sketchers London sketchcrawl took place last week, a cheerful bunch of us meeting up by the diplodocus in the central hall of the Natural History Museum. It was a bit of a change for me, drawing things that are in glass display cases that I don't usually draw, which is a good thing surely, and probably part of what sketchcrawling is about. In the grip of a tight deadline, it was good to get out and draw and meet new people.
Then it was across the road to the Victoria and Albert Museum, all of a 15-second walk away, for lunch and, later, to compare drawings.
See more about it at the Urban Sketchers London website.