Next door

(Apologies for the recent lack of posts. Lockdown etc has broken/changed/started many habits, including a drastic reduction in my use of social media, which is probably a Good Thing. The daily drawing from life continues in spite of it all)

Here’s a set of sketches of Denis, our lovely 91 year-old neighbour. Since the start of the first lockdown I’ve popped round most days to see him for a chat, distanced for safety. Sometimes I draw him while we’re talking, and he’s usually amused by the results… “I look like an ancient elf!”

Most of the sketches are tiny (10cm x 10cm ish), and either in pencil/stump like these ones…

…or in the usual mix of pencil, fude-ink-pen, watercolour.

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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10 Responses to Next door

  1. I like those sketches. I’ve just returned to drawing daily as during Covid I’ve done very little of my daily drawing. A new sketchbook has inspired me so I’m trying to restart again, but starting with nature- some seedpods today. Time will tell whether I’m in the right frame of mind tomorrow!

  2. Jim says:

    Top right colour one is exceptional.
    I’m going to adopt that magnifying glass around the neck idea.
    Season’s greetings, Ed.

  3. antfox says:

    Lovely! All the best to you and Denis. Stay safe, and Merry Christmas!

  4. Tina Koyama says:

    I’ve missed you, Ed! I’m still drawing daily too, and I’m happy to see that you are well and also still drawing. Happy new year!

  5. Virginia says:

    Haven’t seen so much of Denis in 2021. I keep an eye out for him when I’m gardening.

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