Sketchy on the Detail

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Tag: memory

Y2D250 and the natives

Lots of gum trees about, when I’m driving I don’t get the chance to draw them but there is always a reference photo to use later for inspiration.


Y2D244 and country driving

We’re on the move, up to Hamilton for a few days, so I drove the little car through the very pretty Victorian countryside. That means I can’t take any photos so have to rely on my somewhat dubious memory for what I saw. But we did see cattle…and trees, though maybe not precisely with giant black outlines.


Y2D112 and little grey cells

I popped into the Courtauld Gallery after work for a quick visit and sketch. I only visited the one floor and concentrated on the impressionist galleries. I noticed a lovely Whistler entitled “Girl with a Cherry Blossom” which I didn’t remember from the previous visit so was please to see that it was on loan. My little grey cells are not completely rubbish after all. This, of course, is not said painting, but a Rodin sculpture called  “Dance Movement A, Enlargement”.


Y2D45 and catch up

Oh dear, getting behind in the posting. This is from Thursday, a memory drawings from the day’s travel…


Y2D36 and fantasy-scapes

In doing some family tree research, I can across old archival photographs from a town that an ancestral relative had been purported to discover. One of them made a good basis for a imaginary river scene.


Y2D29 and down, down, down

There are some interesting angles to be had from the upper deck of the bus. And for the most part, people don’t know you are observing them, so they behave more naturally. Still not got this quite right, as the young fella is leaning back rather than coming forward.


Y2D28 and film stars

It was a bit windy today, and with all the debris about made it difficult to get home. I had a wonderful hour and a half bus journey next to a lady who looked like she came straight out of a 1930s film. I wanted to draw her, but didn’t think she would appreciate the reference, so had to settle for surreptitiously studying her for later records, what I now call ‘study in blue and yellow’….




Y2D25 and other days

Today’s sketch is a memory drawing from the other day, where I saw this cheeky little monkey take a very keen interest in the morning’s commuters.


Y2D21 and loitering

Another memory sketch, from another bus journey home. This youngster was loitering by some shops, bored and waiting for nearby dad to finish his conversation. Know that feeling….


Y2D17 and memory lane

I need to start drawing from memory, I think it helps when trying to create an imaginary scene. So I concentrate on what I want to sketch and try to recreate it at a later time. Still not so good on the perspective if it’s not in front of me though. This view is from the bus window on the upper deck.



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