What I did last year… | noreply@blogger.com (Mip)

Of course I did draw all year, but then didn’t blog…. so here is a brief summary of the outings that didn’t get blogged…

July / August was a two week holiday to Scotland with my family. Travelling and sketching with non sketching family and a lively nephew provided a challenge that I’m not used to. Squeezing sketching in often involved – ‘I will meet up with you later’ but led to a chilled holiday with plenty of nice sketches.

These two are of Bass Rock off the coast of North Berwick; North Berwick has the Scottish Seabird Centre where they have live cameras on the four or so rocky…

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Bunny Fun at Christmas… | noreply@blogger.com (Mip)

It has been a while since I blogged, but its not that I stopped drawing…

It was the last Friday of the school term and traditionally teachers escape early and collapse in a heap having survived the longest and darkest of the school terms in the UK. However, this time I had agreed to meet up with fellow Manchester urban sketchers in the early evening to draw the Light Wave art festival at Salford Quays – in particular the giant bunnies! So despite exhaustion, I pottered off to take up the challenge.

My initial sketches were drawn on black paper with a inktense and graphitint white…

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Where did the start of the year go? Catch up Part 1 | noreply@blogger.com (Mip)

I can’t quite believe that it is the middle of April already despite the lack of blogging here, I’ve actually been out and about sketching quite a lot.

At the suggestion of two of my close sketching buddies, Adelina (whose work can be seen here ) and Mike we decided to get together for the first trip of the year. As snow, hail and rain was predicted, together with cold temperatures, we opted for somewhere warm – The John Rylands Library in Manchester.

For those that have not come across this building – here is a link to the website so you can see what a wonderful place it really…

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Shaun the Sheep meets Urban Sketching. | noreply@blogger.com (Mip)

If you know Wallace and Gromit, you probably know about Shaun the Sheep. After the great success of the Gromit statues in Bristol a couple of years ago – it is Shaun’s turn in the spotlight. 50 Shaun statues are scattered across London this April and May and then more are due to be in Bristol in the Summer.

My plan is to sketch as many of the Shauns as I can as I travel the London trail one day in May this year. Together with at least three other intrepid Shaun spotters we are going to attempt the four trails in a day, meeting as many as we can and hopefully doing fast sketching of as many…

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