Some rural sketching for a change… three views from an Autumnal walk along the Mendips. The first is from the top of Crook Peak, looking down onto the motorway (shining after a recent rain shower), and across the Bristol Channel to the distant Welsh hills. Then two views looking down onto Cheddar town and its reservoir, the first from the top of the Gorge. That’s Glastonbury Tor off in the distance on the right in the last sketch.
(Maybe see you at the Bristol/South West sketch-crawl this Saturday, in Bristol City Museum? Details here)
Dilute Lexington grey in water-brush, water-colour, A5 – 30-40 mins each
Ed, How can you even see so far, when you’ve been drawing up close for the last x years? I’m already worried about my eyesight after drawing day in day out. This must be an experience … and your style and tools work really wonderously on landscapes. I’m sending my reader(s) to your page BTW, hope you’ve noticed 🙂
Four years of sketching, and I can’t tell if it’s just age, or if all the extra looking has really depleted my sight… hard to say. I hope the sketching has helped me to see better with the sight I have? I’m glad you like the style in a rural context, the ink-brush is very versatile, great for approximating trees and distant textures etc. And thanks for the mention. That’ll explain the recent spike in traffic from Pakistan and Portugal!