INTERMITTENTLY REGULAR #365 SKETCH PROJECT UPDATE 174-189

This is a real hotchpotch of drawings from various places over the last few months. As my time is very short I have taken on the process of starting the sketch from life, taking a photo, then finishing the drawing later from reference. This was against my original principle of doing this project, but it’s that or not getting anything done, so.

I have made some of these drawings available as signed digital prints on my Big Cartel store. Please have a look, there is some of my colour work available there too.

Sometimes I have made short little videos of the process of the drawing and you can see those by clicking on the Instagram link below the image and swiping to the left.

As always you can follow my progress almost realtime on Instagram or Facebook and check older drawings on previous posts, or in the gallery.

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174/365 Bedminster Methodist Church.
Drawn whilst sitting on the @sbabristol Arts Trail.
Plot 1.
There’s still a few hours left.
20 minutes.
Notebook: Ichabod
176
176/365
English Rose, Clifton, Bristol.
Drawn on 15/06/17.
Fountain pen.
10 minutes.
Notebook: Ichabod.
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181/365
Godrevy Lighthouse, St. Ives Bay.
View from Gwythian Sands.
6th August 2017.
Notebook: Ichabod.
Multicoloured Ballpoint.
I have a lot of drawings I haven’t posted now so prepare for them to come all out of sequence.
😀
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183/365
The spire (?) of the German Cathedral in the Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin.
Ink
Notebook: Ichabod.
I’ll be using #Inktober to finish off and “ink” in various sketches begun here and there. This is of one of the twin Cathedrals by the Konzerthaus in Berlin started when we visited back in April.
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184/365
Deutscher Dom,
Gendarmenmarkt,
Markegrafenstraße,
Berlin.
Originally pencilled 12/04/2017.
Completed 04/10/2017
Pencil and V-ball.
Notebook: Ichabod.
#inktober
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185/365
House front.
St. Michaels Hill, Bristol.
Pencil and V-ball.
08/09/2017-12/10/2017
Notebook: Ichabod

Process video viewable here. Prints available on Big Cartel.

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186/365
Three Establishments along the Whiteladies Road.
From the front door at work, a view soon to be blocked by the new building.
11th Oct – 1st Nov 2017
Notebook: Ichabod.

Process video viewable here. Prints available on Big Cartel.

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187/365
Stone Staircase,
Lower Church Lane,
nr Perry Road,
05/09/17-12/11/17
V-ball and Pencil.
Notebook: Ichabod

Process video viewable here. Prints available on Big Cartel.

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188/365
Magpies on Gwithian Sands.
Drawn on 01/08/2017
Fountain pen and V-ball
Notebook: Ichabod 📓
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189/365
South Parade, Oakfield Road,Clifton Bristol.
Pencil and V-ball.
08/11/17-23/11/17
Notebook: Ichabod

Process video viewable here. Prints available on Big Cartel.

On Instagram Stories.

These are joined up Instagram Stories from last month.

I’ve been having lots of fun playing with the new facility, it’s more friendly to animators than Snapchat, I feel. The lack of pressure of permanence invites experimentation, because if you fail, it’s gone in 24 hours, so who cares. That’s the way wonderful accidents can happen.

And we like those.

(Edit: This is also now viewable on YouTube)

Gwithian Sands, 2016.

aka: INTERMITTENTLY REGULAR #365 SKETCH PROJECT UPDATE 153-157

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153/365 13.08.16 Godrevy Light House from Gwithian Sands. V-ball. Notebook: Myrtle
154/365 13.08.16 Lifeguard point, Gwithian Sands. V-ball Notebook: Myrtle
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13.08.16
Lifeguard point, Gwithian Sands.
V-ball
Notebook: Myrtle
155/365 Seagulls, other sea birds and one hunting dog. Gwithian Sands 16.08.16 V-ball Notebook: Myrtle
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Seagulls, other sea birds and one hunting dog.
Gwithian Sands
16.08.16
V-ball
Notebook: Myrtle
156/365 St. Ives from Gwithian Sands, on the afternoon of the 8th August 2016. Pilot V-ball and Berol Colour Fine. Notebook: Myrtle.
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St. Ives from Gwithian Sands, on the afternoon of the 8th August 2016.
Pilot V-ball and Berol Colour Fine.
Notebook: Myrtle.
157/365 Sand dyne, Gwithian Sands. 17/08/16
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Sand dune, Gwithian Sands.
17/08/16

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Intermittently Regular 365 Sketch Project Update 90-101

Again, who cares if I’m not daily. This collection contains drawings made during our 2 week family holiday to St. Ives Bay between Gwithian and Hayle. We had a wonderful time and it was something all of us needed after a particularly textural year. My only regret with these is I didn’t take any colour facility, but I was resting.

All images link through to the Instagram post from whence they came. An angel meets a fairy every time you click through and give one of the drawings a like.

90/365 White ladies Road walkers walking. Long day doing very slow test render frames, heavy ray tracing. Took to drawing people going by outside. There are two trees framing my vantage point, so I had 2 to 4 seconds (depending on pedestrian velocity) to see the individual, then made the marks after they had disappeared from view. Reminds me of a life drawing exercise where model and easel are placed in separate rooms, sometimes separate floors to promote the act of looking. Bonus traffic cones. V-ball. Notebook: Ethel

 

91/355 The hallowed Vittoria on Whiteladies Road. Home to the occasional accidentally lost evening. Currently doing a nice line in sandwiches. A bit rusty and I bit of more than I can chew with the architectural aspects. At some point one realises one should’ve measured stuff. Probably will return to this. 30mins. (Lunch break) Pencil. Notebook: Ethel.
2/365 The washing up needed doing and I could only find a biro. 5 mins. Pen. Notebook: Ethel
92/365 The washing up needed doing and I could only find a biro. 5 mins. Pen. Notebook: Ethel
93/365 Fallen slightly behind in uploading these, so prepare for high volume. We just got back from 2 weeks in St. Ives Bay, and although the area has a reputation for art and drawing my main plan for the holiday was to do very little. However drawings did occur. Here’s some windows from the nearby town of Hayle. Straight to V-Ball. 2 mins. Notebook: Artemis.
94/365 View of St Ives from the beach across the bay. If I had taken watercolours I could done a sketch of this every hour a not come up with two the same, the light and colour are constantly changing. Straight to V-Ball. 10 mins. Notebook: Ethel.
95/365 I spent most of the holiday trying to be without my phone. So when my Youngest completed a rather impressive sand castle complex then asked me to take a photo, I crumbled with regret. The only option was to draw it instead (like they did in the old days). In the face of my obvious disappointment at the result, Youngest deemed it an accurate reflection of his efforts. Pencil. 15 minutes. Notebook: Ethel.
96/365 One of the life guard stations on St. Ives Bay beach, partly hidden in the dunes and the grass. They attend from 10-6 to save your life. Blessed are they all. Pencil. 20 mins. Notebook: Ethel
97/365 Sitting in the Ice Cream Parlour on the sea front of St. Ives (I wasn’t eating because I’m watching my figure), looking across the bay with Porthminster Beach on the right there. Fond memories of St Ives from many years past when lack of children meant we could visit out of season, and walk the empty beautiful streets at leisure. Still good though. Straight to V-Ball. 5 minutes. Notebook: Artemis
98/365 Various people on the beach on St Ives Bay. Including surfers, families, lifeguards, hikers, dogs, flags, kites. Most of human life passing the time. Straight to V-Ball. 20 mins. Notebook: Ethel.
99/365 Super fast rooftop study. Waiting for the shopping expedition to return. Hayle. Pencil. 4 mins. Notebook: Artemis
100/365 That’s number ONE HUNDRED😀🎉🎉🎉🎉👌👍 Houses and shop fronts through bushes. Hayle. That’s bunting not Tibetan Prayer Flags #notbristol. Multicoloured biro. 15 mins Notebook: Ethel NUMBER ONE HUNDRED, I said. Dooosh!
101/365 Godrevy Lighthouse viewed from St Ives Bay Beach. The last one for today you’ll be relieved to hear. Again given a watercolour set and the inclination I could’ve made a sketch every hour and ended the fortnight with a hundred and a half of pictures all very different in colour and mood such was the transient nature of the light there. Pencil. 25 mins Notebook: Ethel