A beautiful balmy Autumn afternoon down at the Indian Ocean on Marine Parade, Cottesloe. The sea was really calm, a few people about – dog walking, stand-up paddle boarding, a scuba diver, some swimming and a few disappointed surfers (tiny swell). The water looked so inviting, pity I forgot my bathers…..next time….
A quick sketch below of Pakenham Street, Fremantle, the big cranes of the wharf on the horizon.
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”.
An insect exoskeleton blew across the backyard this morning, I think belongs to a cricket. It’s so beautifully detailed….the delicate and magical world of insects is rarely seen close up. There’s a split on the top of the carapace where it squeezed out to grow a new shell….maybe I’ll hear its owner chirping in a new skin tonight….
Canon G16 camera, 1/15 sec, F 8.0, ISO 100, Macro on tripod
This is just an experiment drawing faces in different media, charcoal and coloured pencil on the left, gouache in the middle and good old ballpoint on the right.
Sitting on the beach in the warm afternoon Autumn sun, watching the people, the iconic Indiana Tea House below.
A man with a walking stick went swimming….one hand on his stick, the other on the shoulder of his partner….floating free…..
Had no time for getting out and about sketching recently….way to busy….finally a bit of “me” time….in my usual cafe….