Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was Lake. This is a drawing of Westport Lake from a photo I took on Tuesday.. The sky was quite dark and overcast so it gave it a very atmospheric feeling. The silhouetted tries look good reflected in the water. This is a felt pen sketch of it.
Tuesdays #bandofsketchers prompt was Sky. I tried to draw the clouds I had seen at the weekend as they bubbled up. Shower clouds not quite thunderstorms. There was heavy rain but not hail. Felt pen drawing. I couldn’t replicate the colours in the sky that day.
Sundays #bandofsketchers prompt was wide. I could have drawn a wide mouth, a wide vista, a wide stretch of water. Instead I decided to draw a wide eye! It’s just a quick black and white ink sketch. Nothing much to explain other than that.
A digital drawing or doodle. Started with a blue and yellow drawing, then I used photodirector to add glitches and texture. Once I had saved it I thought I could see a face so I sketched one in using purple then white blue and black.
Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was energy. I decided to draw lightning as we are expecting thunder storms later in the week. Lightning is much more complicated when you see a photo of it. Not the single lightning bolt that you get in cartoons or emojis. This is from memory.
Tuesdays #bandofsketchers prompt was Cattle. I looked for something to draw. I did a quick felt pen sketch of a cow. I don’t know the type it is. Maybe a Guernsey cow? Just drawn from the Internet. Took about fifteen minutes. I think it’s probably lying down to chew the cud. I was always told when I was a child that they lie down before rain. I’m not convinced that’s true!
Never hear Tawny owls anymore. We used to have a couple of them up the hill. The males make one sound, Too-wit, then the female answers Too-woo! It’s so evocative of spring, but it doesn’t happen anymore. So many birds are dissappearing, but men don’t seem bothered, they’d rather fight wars. As someone recently said instead of spending money to go to Mars maybe they should spend it on planting forests, or supporting the environment. Endangered means possible extinction. Let’s do something about it.
Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was sounds. Trying to work out how to draw this. Sounds can be acoustic or geographical. For instance the sound of music, or Plymouth Sound, an inlet into the sea. I decided to draw a combination of sound waves disturbing the surface of water as we don’t live anywhere near a sound. Felt pen drawing.
I don’t know what I was doing but this emerged today. It looks like a slice through some tissue. Maybe animal or vegetable. I kept doing lay ers of pattern. A line of the drawing had to stick to rules that I set for myself, like a curve every few centimeters or a wobbly line, so that some areas are lighter and less marked than others. It actually drawn on the back of the bird doodle I drew yesterday. I could see where the ink was showing through, but then I decided to extend it further. This was the result.
Decided to look up this topic. Our prompt for #bandofsketchers was Counter culture. I’d forgotten about hippys and ‘Peace and Love’ in the 60’s. Lots of pattern and colour. Chilling and relaxing ‘man’! I went for flower power and the CND symbol. Have a happy day! X