Lockdown sketches #1: landscapes

I hope you’re well. Strange days and worrying times, but much to be thankful for; health, a garden, fine weather, a dog to walk, and family to share it all with. Also thankful for the daily drawing habit, providing continuity, a bit of purposeful structure, and timeless moments when it’s going well! These were done during long dog walks; mostly in inks using a water-brush, a speedy way to catch lines and shapes, and very stable for layers of tonal washes. I think our constrained times have made distant open landscapes more attractive than usual, and the clearer air probably helps…

From the top there’s Kelston Round Hill, then five views of Stantonbury Hill, a moon-set at 5am (our dog had woken up early…), our neighbourhood seen from a nearby hill, Lansdown Crescent from below, and the back of the Royal Crescent.

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About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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8 Responses to Lockdown sketches #1: landscapes

  1. Viktoria Berg says:

    Yes, strange times indeed. Those landscapes are lovely, particularly the first and third. I wouldn´t mind those in a frame, actually. Wish I had the stamina to keep up my sketching habit, but alas work (nursing) takes everything out of me. However, I get pleasure from seeing your work, and others. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Ed Mostly says:

      Thanks Viktoria, hope you’re well. Nursing would seem to be more important than sketching at the moment, but taking care of yourself is key!

  2. Tina Koyama says:

    Very happy to see you sketching during these very strange times! I agree completely that the daily drawing habit is particularly useful in providing some kind of routine and structure when all our usual markers are gone. Also good self-administered art therapy. I’ve been drawing my hand every day… I did #55 today. Stay well, Ed, and keep sketching!

    • Ed Mostly says:

      Love your hand series. fascinating to see your skill growing in such a limited subject matter. My left hand was a key (freely available) model to keep up the daily habit a few years ago; there are whole landscapes in a well drawn hand!

  3. Chris says:

    These are lovely, Ed. Great sense of distance, which is what we all need right now.

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