Here is a sketch I did a couple of days ago, of a rather forlorn plant. We bought little house plants like this for our daughters one Christmas…by some miracle (having been neglected, over-watered and then parched) this one has survived for several years.
As ever recently, my time for sketching is limited. So to keep my eye in I did a quick doodle of my coffee mug.
I finally summoned up the energy to get out today and do a quick sketch. This is of the rooftops where I live – which are done in a fake Thai style…so not really like Bangkok (which is what a passer by said about my drawing)…but at least the architect tried.
I’ve been a bit unwell recently (picked up a cold on my way back from the UK), so I’ve missed a few days. Here is a sketch I did while resting up.
Here is just a quick doodle which I did while working by the poolside back home today…I was attracted by the contrast of the bush against the colour of the water…but I’m not sure if I really captured it.
Another sketch on my way home – this one was done at the airport in Hong Kong. I was settled in a nice spot to do a sketch and just about to start when there was a gate change and I had to walk across the whole airport…I still had time to do this sketch at the new gate though…a display cabinet with teapots in it.
Here is my last sketch in the UK for a while – as ever at the airport. To explain the title… which is a combination of things that occurred to me while drawing: the guy on the far right was wearing a superman outfit and someone came up to me and said how “heartwarming it was to see someone making something wonderful of a place like this”… I do love sketching in public, especially when people say things like that!
I drew this last night while watching a TV programme called fake or fortune. The art on the TV didn’t help me get the perspective right though!
Having helped my daughter settle in to her room at University (in Sussex) on Saturday, an old friend kindly let me stay at her nice Victorian house in Brighton overnight. I doodled this while watching a Netflix movie before falling asleep.
Here is my 500th drawing on this blog – in this one I enjoyed splashing the colours around in my parents sunny kitchen. Their house is scattered with thousands of china cats…these three are just a small sample.