Handle

Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was Handle. I couldn’t think of anything ornate to draw so I just did the front door handle with my keys in it. Black calligraphy ink pen with metallic watercolour paints for the details and view through the front door window. My arm still shakes so as I hold my sketchpad it wobbles…..

Statue/monument

Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was statue or monument. I’m not sure if Mow Cop, which stands on a ridge above Cheshire is a monument, but its still interesting. It was built as a folly in 1754? and apparently used as a summerhouse. Its owned now by the National Trust. Its open to the public but is accessible by uneven rocky paths. If you are interested it’s worth a visit. The road to it up Mow Cop hill is quite windy and narrow and ascends through the village of Mow Cop, Staffordshire.

Pyrophyllite silicate

At least that’s what I think it is? Looked through websites to try and identify it and I’ve labelled it now so I can remember…. Its a stone with a crystal flower shape on it, a bit like a dandelion…. Watercolour sketch. With metallic and normal watercolours.

#bandofsketchers prompt ‘stone’. Day 14.

30 day challenge

I’m doing sketches for the #30daysketchbookchallenge now. This was for day two. I decided to do a watercolour sketch to represent one of the old adverts you had in victorian times for old grocery shops.

I used Windsor and Newton Watercolours overlaid with Arteza metallic watercolours to make it more interesting.