Sketchy on the Detail

Draw a little every day

Y2D308 and rudie toots

I was in the gallery again today (what a surprise) but I took a break from study/research to sketch one of the nude sculptures that are dotted around the place (shocking!). I haven’t done a life drawing for ages, so sculpture is as good a model as it is going to get for me…



Y2D307 and more research

For a course that is only two evenings a week, I seem to spend seven days researching, either reading, being in the library or studying the paintings in the gallery….I don’t know how my fellow students manage part-time or full-time jobs as well.


Y2D306 and dry

I don’t mean the weather, though it is still a sunny day. Not that I managed to enjoy any of it, with all the reading I need to do before tomorrow’s lecture. Some of it is so dry, it really makes for hard work. More fun to go researching on the National Library website, there are lots of interesting things to see there.


This is just from one of the afternoon breaks, before I expired from dullness….

Y2D305 and sea calling

It was a lovely day, full of warmth and sunshine, so I walked to the beach and jetty to do some sketching and enjoy the sand on my toes.


I did get a little frustrated with my people…I haven’t sketched figures properly for quite a while and have really become out of practice.

Y2D304 and any excuse

All my assignments involve me spending vast amounts of time at the gallery, so I get to draw all sorts of objects under the banner of “research”. Terrible, isn’t it?


Y2D303 and comfort at last

My new arm chair has arrived at last and I’ve been making full use of it’s coziness by reading next to the fire….reading for university, of course, but reading nonetheless.


Now my lounge room is starting to look like someone lives there and not just a dumping ground.


Y2D302 and student life

I spent most of today at university, picking up more readers, researching for projects, attending tutorials, signing up for the Student Union and generally becoming a proper tertiary scholar. It’s all a little bewildering and intrepid but mostly exciting and great fun. And I love that I can take study breaks next door in the gallery, sketching the displays such as the two Nicholas below (though technically one is a Nikolaus).


Y2D301 and study break

Today has been all about preparation for tomorrow’s class, which is on Australian Indigenous Art. This is something I naught about, so will be a steep learning curve. At the moment I am taking a break from all the readers to sketch one of the landscape photos from a textbook. It’s all relevant….


Y2D300 and bright eyes

First day of university for me, and I was up early. Not for classes mind, they don’t start until 4pm, but for the plumber who was coming around to fix my leaky kitchen pipes. I went into uni early anyway, to pick up my readers, investigate the library, and draw in the Gallery next door. Preparation for class, of course. ;-)


Y2D299 and shopping queen

I may have already mentioned how tired I am of shopping. It is not fun shopping, and by that I meant it is neither for books, art supplies or artworks. But the end is in sight, and I only have a few more piece to get for the house. Methinks six and a half bookshelves should be enough for now. So this is a little time out to sketch fellow shoppers at Ikea today, and to bring all my posts up to date.


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