Posts tagged ‘bright’

March 17, 2012

Sketch Therapy

I had an annoying morning this morning.  Nothing major happened, just a couple of things that didn’t go my way and rather than dealing with them and moving on, I let them annoy me and then I was annoyed with myself for being annoyed and everything was just annoying and frustrating!

Do you know what I mean?…

Everything seemed to be against me the traffic, two cash points that weren’t working, the weather etc.  In reality it was probably very similar to many other days, it was just my attitude that wasn’t right.

At lunch time I was at the shops round the corner, not finding what I was looking for, when I came across this book…

Normally I probably would have thought its over-priced and frivolous (which it probably is) but today I thought why not?  So I got it for myself.  I would like to improve my drawing skills but it hasn’t really been high on my ‘to do/to make list’ …but why not start now?

After doing a few other bits and pieces I got home, made a cup of coffee, got my pens out and, with Dermot O’Leary on the radio (I love that show) and the rugby on mute (well done Wales) in the background I drew.

My Doodles

The book starts with tips for drawing which are probably really helpful but I skipped that and went straight in to drawing.  Also you are meant to draw real plants and flowers, I cheated and pretty much copied the image of a greetings card, I wasn’t really bothered, it’s better than nothing right?!

It was actually very therapeutic; just getting absorbed into doodling, picking colours, colouring in, looking up at the rugby when I could near my next door neighbours shouting at their TV!

The book advocates drawing everyday and provides a tip every other day.  To be honest I can’t see me doing it every day but I will try and do bits and pieces here and there and try not to be too perfectionist about it.

Advertisements
September 1, 2011

Another festival and another pier!

It was a windy day on Southsea seafront last Saturday which was a good thing because there was a kite festival on.  There was an array of kites fluttering frantically in the wind and it was a great site.

I particularly liked these bright coloured fish…

And this flamingo…

There was also a formation kite flying display; sixteen kites flown is synchronised formation.  It was incredible that they didn’t end up in one big tangled mess.

Later in the day there was going to be a display with 45 kites but the sky was looking threatening and the wind was relentless so we didn’t hang around.  We did walk along to the pier though.   It looks quite good from a distance but up close its a bit sad and disappointing.   It  lacks a buzz of activity and is occupied largely by an arcade.  Cromer pier definitely wins out of the two.

 

%d bloggers like this: