P78 – A Sketchbook Walk

Go for a walk in your local park or somewhere you normally walk. Find a view that you like or familiar with use your viewfinder to help you focus on a point of interest. Make four sketches. The drawing will be rapid and you may make mistakes – but don’t rub anything out. … Fast drawing helps you to concentrate and to see better.

We live a few minutes from a nature reserve called Doffcocker Lodge. Near the top there in a course-way between the main lodge and a small one. I chose to draw one end of this course-way. The illustration shows four views of a caravan so I decided I needed a centre point – the waste bin. This helps the four sketches to link together. Each took about 20 minutes to draw with a fine line pen.


This was drawn facing approximately north-west from a bank.


This was drawn near the path, facing approximately west. Through the waste bin itself I could see the reeds at the side of the top lodge. It was a little tricky showing that these were reeds and not hatching or shading. There was puddle on the path which I showed by drawing reflections of some of the reeds.


This was drawn from the top of another bank looking approximately north-east.


This final sketch was drawn from the course-way itself looking approximately south.


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1 Response to P78 – A Sketchbook Walk

  1. seascapesaus says:

    I like the first and last sketches most. It was a novel idea to have the rubbish bin as a focus – it felt a bit like finding the tardis in different spots, except you were the traveller!

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