An overcast afternoon sitting on the sand watching the surfers at Isolators Reef, warm and humid as cyclone travels down from the North
Quick demo of how to draw a crowd scene or people in the distance – no need for details.. just assemble the letter “n” “w” and “o” and you have a person! Vary the width and length for different body shapes but remember if the ground is flat then all the heads should be on the horizon/eye line unless you’re looking down or up at the people. Add movement by varying one of the “w” legs (walking/running forward/backward), accessorize….
Sculptures by the Sea Cottesloe – back again this year, visited on 17th March a gorgeous 32’C autumn day, toured the sculptures, had a swim and a sketch
Perth beach sketches December 2021 and January 2022
Quick sketch of a Cessna 152 light aircraft at Jandakot Airport. Seats two people, son went up for a 1 hour joy ride, controls for both passengers, he got to take off and fly the aircraft (qualified pilot did the landing and tricky bits). They flew across the city and ocean to Rottnest, lap around the island, did a barrel roll, loop-the-loop and stall turn, something different!
The “Freo doctor” (afternoon on shore breeze) was in so the the kitesurfers were out at Leighton Beach.
Coloured pencils on Clairefontaine notebook
Lots of four legged and two legged dashing around at Cottesloe dog beach (South Cottesloe) this afternoon, enjoying the cooling sea-breeze and ocean water
Windy morning at Port Beach last month, freighters lined up in Gage Roads to enter Fremantle harbour, parts of the car park are fenced off, big winter storms have washed away the beach and tarmac.
Out with the Urban Sketchers Perth recently to draw our city. View from Fraser Avenue in Kings Park overlooking the CBD. Lots of construction work around Elizabeth Quay.
The wooden Fremantle Traffic bridge (opened 15th December 1939) is due to be demolished and replaced by a new structure in the next few years… Each of the main wooden pillars is hand carved with numbers (in roman numerals), the criss-cross of West Australian timber bolted together is quite unique, it would be a shame to lose such an iconic structure – should be kept as a bike/pedestrian bridge!
Sketched in ink before colour…