Plastic Plant Pots

20160830 Pots on the Verge

What to do with 10 minutes…….waiting for a friend to arrive….quick sketch of a neighbours pile of empty plastic plant pots lying on the verge awaiting collection by the council (I would have taken them but I’ve already got my own stack).

A6 Clairefontaine note book, Lamy Safari fountain pen, DeAtramentis Document Black ink. Various watercolours with Pentel waterbrush (drawing took 10 minutes, watercolour added later from imagination).

Yoga at the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Aggie the robot!

20160827 AGWA yoga stretching20160827 AGWA yoga savasana

The Urban Sketchers Perth planned meet up at Elizabeth Quay was moved to inside the Art Gallery of Western Australia this morning because it was very wet, windy and cold (Elizabeth Quay is very exposed). One thing we weren’t expecting was to find a contemporary dance company (Co3) performing warm up yoga in the main foyer prior to an actual dance performance. They were of course very fit, supple and graceful, my sketches don’t show how lithe they actually were….I thought sketching them at yoga would be easy because they would move slowly…but no…they moved through all the moves very quickly, flowing from one to another until savasana at the end.

20160827 AGWA Aggie robot



This little sketch is of Aggie the AGWA robot. It walks around the gallery room and interacts with the human guide as part of a gallery tour aimed mostly at children. A bit under a meter tall it can dance, wave it’s arms and sing/talk to the audience (controlled by one of the staff)