On the beach, at Beer, there are plenty of boats drawn up, fishing gear, beach huts and people enjoying themselves. So there is plenty to have a go at – pencil in hand.
We started with a quick warm-up exercise of drawing a rooftop/horizon line. Not taking the pen/pencil off the paper. As Turner did if he didn’t have long to sketch something. We had two or three goes at this before heading down to the beach for a longer sketch – 1 hour. With myself tacking around to see everyone (I could find!) and hopefully give some helpful advice. In between, I managed to quickly sit down for some very quick scribbly sketching using a biro.
Just before lunch, we tried drawing the ‘negative space’ around some railings, pot plants and their shadows. Which seemed to get everyone’s brains going.
Again I tried to get around everyone, before dashing off a quick A4 watercolour sketch of Beer Head from the coast path (see featured sketch at the top of the page.)
To see Otter Vales post and see the gangs sketches click here: ‘Otter Vale Art Society‘
Also check out my sketching tips post.
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