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New Xmas sketch book means early new years’ resolutions to get out sketching again.
Lessons learned from winter skecthing inside Durham Cathedral
1. Being cold doesn’t help
2. I’m rusty
3. Cathedrals are difficult to draw
4. I prefer pen to pencil
Time to get practicing I think, maybe I’ll wait until the weather warms up though…
Nice perspective in the second one though. I love drawing churches and have the same resolution as you.
I also prefer pen and warmth!. Here’s one I did on a nice sunny day a couple of years ago.
Just had a look and I have only ever once drawn an actual cathedral (as opposed to a church) which did surprise me. Here it is, not all that good either, St Finbars Cathedral seen from a hotel room in Cork in about 1998.
These sketches from you two show just how refreshing a simple quicky can be. Much better than a camera for recalling the moment.
Can’t say churches are my thing but I go along with the sentiment.
Here’s a ten minute view from the hotel balcony. Ten minutes – that some exposure time!
Nice one Don. I tried getting out in the cold but it was so bad I think the ink in my pen was freezing, here’s one I did down by the canal with a Tombow pen at about -2decC
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