sketching the lake

Sketching the lake

Sketching the lake

Here’s today’s sketch made on another grey, cold UK day.  Having climbed over a fence I managed to sit on a plastic bench to draw, believing less people would walk immediately behind me. I’m still very shy about drawing in public. Chiefly because I think I’m not very good. Some did of course peer at me, so I clutched my sketch closer to me. When I feel my sketching’s better, I might be more confident about people being around. Until then I’ll be discreet! Practice makes perfect.

My hands were frozen by the end of it but I was pleased. Trouble is I think I’m putting in too much detail. Wish I could do more sketching and less drawing but I can’t get away from the detail.

If you like water I’ve also sketched a seaside bay

sketching the lake

drawing the bay

Sketching the bay

Sketching the bay

Well the drawing lessons have been running for a few weeks now but I’ve been unhappy with my output from them. Maybe it was time to get out from the classroom into the great outdoors and draw what I wanted instead. It was dull and a bit damp when I arrived at the bench I’d selected to sit on. Thankfully it wasn’t damp enough enough to wet the paper, while I spent the best part of 2 hours sketching.  Funny how stiff you get just drawing!  Good job it’s not an Olympic sport.

For the uninitiated I’m holding my sketch in front of the subject, which is the bay near my home.

If you like this one have a look at some of my other drawings like Sketches of Spain

drawing the bay