#TypeClubWA – workshop at Claremont Goods Shed

At the Claremont Goods Shed this morning for a gathering of the #typeclubwa – people interested in hand lettering, font styles and graphic design. Lots of different types of pens, brushpens, textas, pencils, watercolour – creating lots of different writing styles…. some curly and wandering…. others angular and edgy. I had fun scribbling on the paper covered table but even more fun sketching the people down the table as they created their “words of art”.

#OneWeek100People2017

My collection of sketches for the #OneWeek100People2017 challenge….all drawn from life at the beach/coffee shop/on campus. Overall I’m quite happy with the sketches…given that they’re all real quick scribbles…the photos below are random. I started drawing with ink in my favourite TWSBI fountain pen but soon switched to a neutral grey Inktense pencil which is quite soft and gives better variety of line weight – light grey to deep darks – better for quick sketching. I feel I definitely improved my sketching techniques….having to draw quickly there is less time to get caught up in detail.

#OneWeek100People2017

Urban sketchers Marc Taro Holmes and Liz Steel have a sketching challenge happening this week…to sketch 100 people in 1 week (5 days) which works out to be 20 people per day. Here are my first couple of days scribbles. I did start a day early and miss a day (sometimes life just gets in the way) but the challenge is flexible so….. here are people on the beach and students on campus….drawn with TWSBI Eco fountain pen (the best!) and coloured with ballpoint pen on the second sketch….