#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”.

Inside the Claremont Goods Shed….

First time inside the renovated space that is the old Claremont Goods Shed, now an art space, currently has some “tisher” lighting installations that are pretty cool…Interactive lights that turn or off or dim when blown in the breeze or touched by a hand, other creation that caught my eye was artificial butterflies trapped in large light bulbs that flutter to life when you walk past. Very hard to sketch someone else’s art creation especially installation art that is created by lights but a quick sketch of the gallery space below….

#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….

Barrack Street Jetty, Perth

Barrack Street Jetty in Perth this morning with the Urban Sketchers Perth (10 of us). A lovely morning sketching around the bustling jetties…. ferries across the river to Mends Street, down the river to Freo and onwards to Rottnest Island, plus river cruises up and down the river all depart from here.

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Below….found a lovely quiet and shady spot around the back of one of the cafes to sketch these posts – each post had a resident bird, mostly seagulls and one cormorant (locally known as “shags”) , the water was very calm and glassy.

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