Landscape and bonescape

Last week I went to Castlerigg Stone Circle to have a go at drawing the stones and the landscape – I don’t attempt landscape much as it always seems too big for the page and there are so many people much better at it. But it was a nice day so …

It took twice as long as normal to get there, because of road works on the A66 and some ink had escaped and I had to chase a piece of paper which blew off the drawing board – so by the time I started drawing I felt a bit like Mr Bean. This is another reason why I don’t do much landscape drawing.

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There were quite a few people wandering about, but I left them out.

Then yesterday I had another go at the sheep skull – intending to do something more unidentifiable with a closeup and adding colour, I ended up with this. So much for intentions.

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Indian ink, memento mori

The other day I bought a little pot of Indian ink. It turns out to be too quick-drying and resolutely waterproof to serve the purpose I intended (more shadow drawings).

shadow drawing with Indian ink
shadow drawing with Indian ink

So I dug out a rather scratchy and erratic old dip pen and have done some scribbles of random subjects that came to hand:

view from the living room
view from the living room
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not washing up

And then today I heard the sad news about Terry Pratchett…

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anatomy study