I had a very enjoyable evening last night with the Exmouth Art Group, giving them a talk and several demo’s about ‘sketching’. I tried to fit as many of my sketching techniques as I could in the time. So I was working very quickly with not much time to think about what I was doing. Which is good practice and something I haven’t done much of lately – need to do more like that.

A sketch using watercolour wash’s with watercolour pencil drawing, allowing it to merge into the wet paper. This is of Ben Alder bothy in it’s mountainous setting. Probably took about 10 minutes.

This is a quick pencil portrait sketch, which took about 15 minutes.

A ‘scribbly’ figure sketch with watercolour washes over the top. This was the first one I did – trying to get into the groove. Roughly taking 20 minutes.

The lighthouse watercolour sketch was for my landscape sketching, but obviously I had to work from a photo to do this, something that I prefer not to do when sketching. Again about 20 minutes.

All in all an enjoyable evening and it was great to catch up with the Exmouth Art Society again.

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