Bayon, Angkor, Cambodia

My old students in Cambodia asked for some drawings of the Bayon to print on a T-shirt, so that got me looking through my old sketchbooks. Here are the Bayon drawings I found.

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Bayon heads – May 1998

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Bayon to music – May-1997

I was lucky enough to spend 7 years living and working in Cambodia. For holidays I used to travel up to Siem Reap and spend a whole week just hanging about the temples and drawing. My drawings were bolder and I used less ink back then…inspiration for changing for what I do now. I’ll be posting a few more from Cambodia and other times in batches….

#529 – Life drawing

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Here is the other drawing I did at life drawing with “secret nudes” on Sunday (got the day wrong in my last post!). The model wasn’t quite as angular as she appears in my drawing and as always, I struggled with the hands and the feet!


#528 – Life drawing

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I went to life drawing classes with a group called “Secret Nudes” on Sunday. There was only time to do three drawings but it was a nice small group and a good model. The first drawing I barely started before time was up – this one is my second effort.


#525 – Tintin

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So after a few days of taking it easy and posting older drawings, I am back to sketching around my home. Here is one of our cat Tintin (she was named by the rescue centre we got her from…I suppose because of her ginger colouring). For a change I used pencil and pastel for this one – no ink and no watercolour!


#499 – Raining while I’m drawing

The weather hasn’t been so great recently – today I had spent only a few minutes in the little garden outside my parents house and it started raining….at least I got a moment to paint the clouds! I added pastel to this…my new sketchbook is encouraging me to go back to using some media I haven’t used in a while.


#497 – Water Street

Here is my sketch from this morning in Lavenham. Lots of wonky houses on a fairly cold and cloudy morning. I added some pastel to this one for a change…the watercolour doesn’t take so well to my new sketchbook and I felt like it needed something bolder.


#451 – Basketball players

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I finally got outside to sketch yesterday. Here is a view of the common basketball court at our place. Everything seemed green (except for the rubbish bins)…even the court…so I kept the colours muted and used mostly greens and blues. I also added some chalk pastel for a change.