Unloading sketchbooks…

A few more pages from the sketchbooks – to try and mitigate the over-abundant wordage of yesterday’s post…

Again, from the Observational Drawing module at the start of the course (a brilliant way to deconstruct ideas of what it is to draw, to interpret the world, and the invaluable benefits of looking really closely and allowing your drawing hand to be the almost unconscious [almost… No sleeping on the job!] conduit for that interpretation). Although ostensibly a 6-week project, this module was designed to inculcate the importance of drawing from life and to plant the germ of what will prove to be a life-long passion for expressing our perceptions of the world through the marks we make.

Cambridge Post Office - the importance of context is demonstrated here by its absence...

Cambridge Post Office – the importance of context is demonstrated here by its absence…

Heathrow

Heathrow

Ninja-coffee-shop sketching

Ninja-coffee-shop sketching

More wrestling with Pro-markers

More wrestling with Pro-markers – early, wintry morning

Bird hide - Fowlmere, just outside Cambridge (my friend Ellie and I were TOTALLY rumbled by these two birdwatchers...

Bird hide – Fowlmere, just outside Cambridge (my friend Ellie and I were TOTALLY rumbled by these two birdwatchers…

...so we hastily retreated to another hide, just outside of which (by an incredible stroke of luck, these guys were clearing the reed beds back to prevent them choking the wetland)

…so we hastily retreated to another hide, just outside of which (by an incredible stroke of luck, these guys were clearing the reed beds back to prevent them choking the wetland)

The British Museum, main concourse

The British Museum, main concourse

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The Museum of Ancient Archaeology, Cambridge – first attempt to draw tonally, without line (well, apart from the brickwork…)

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‘Spinario’ – bronze of a boy removing a thorn from his foot (obviously a seminal moment in any young Roman’s life…) 

(Chunks of) torsos on plinths...

(Chunks of) torsos on plinths… 

Heathrow Coach station. A demonstration of the difficulty of drawing a panoramic view (constantly shifting direction of gaze) populated by a transient cast of characters (they did insist on keep moving...!!)

Heathrow Coach station. A demonstration of the difficulty of drawing a panoramic view (constantly shifting direction of gaze) populated by a transient cast of characters (they did insist on keep moving…!!)

Shepreth Wildlife Park (just outside Cambridge) - ring-tailed lemurs & donkeys

Shepreth Wildlife Park (just outside Cambridge) – ring-tailed lemurs & donkeys

emus, sphinx, tigers

emus, sphinx, tigers

Otters at feeding time (and an unsuspecting friend - sorry!)

Otters at feeding time (and an unsuspecting friend – sorry!)

Raccoons (surprisingly speedy...)

Raccoons (surprisingly speedy…)

Miscellaneous birds (and two VERY CUTE cuddling armadillos)

Miscellaneous birds (and two VERY CUTE cuddling armadillos)

 

 

 

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