Oh, I’m a bad blogger…I’ve been doing some sketches, just haven’t been posting recently. Hey ho, that’s the way it goes sometimes.
Anyway couple of weeks ago my husband and I visited our staple in times of waiting for the car to be serviced; King’s Lynn Museum. It boasts a small but eclectic collection of interesting artefacts. This time I chose two rather contrasting subjects, each with their own set of challenges for my tiny 3x3in ‘funsize’ sketchbook.
First up, a diving helmet. Why not? I liked the spheres and ovals, and thought this would be a good challenge to do straight into pen. Oh yes, definitely a challenge. And the paper wasn’t very happy about the amount of Tombow shading I wanted to lay onto the sketch. But I enjoyed the process of wrestling with this one.
Having time for just one more little sketchette, I finally opted for this traditional shiny black telephone, which reminded me of my grandma’s phone when I was very little. Blimey, it was harder than it looked, full of subtle curves and concentric layered circles. Gulp. The shiny surface gave me some problems, as I was trying to shade with cross-hatching, which really didn’t work very well, so I ended up with a mish-mash of shading. Don’t look too carefully.
But all in all it was a good sketching session, and very nice to have a pen in hand for a small drawing or two after all the acrylic painting recently.