Sketchbook


A collection of my sketches.  Often I will draw a quick preliminary sketch before completing a longer drawing.  This helps to see if the scene works as a drawing and helps me to focus on the main areas of shade and light.  Most artists sketch prolifically but we do not often see them, I personally love to see artists' sketches so I am sharing mine with you. 

Preparatory sketch for a larger piece

 

Charcoal, sketching water 

 

Quick 15 minute sketch at a life drawing class

 

Small mini sketches 

1-a-day

 cricket england portrait drawing james taylor

Pencil portrait sketch of James Taylor

Portrait Practice

rugby sketch drawing for rugby art

'Rugby Sketch'

In preparation for a rugby commission I have done this quick sketch of a rugby player running with the ball.  He was actually being tackled but I have left the defender off to focus on the attacker (ink and ink wash pen).

'Charlie Sketch'

My dog Charlie is always napping in my studio when I am working.  If I take too long he comes and nudges me with his nose, but on this occasion I was able to sketch him snoozing in the armchair with an ink pen and ink wash

Seeing in the Dark - charcoal

The Final Wicket (preliminary sketch)

Ducklings

 

Off you Go!

                          

 

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