‘Brown’s Folly Tower – a walk and a sketch’

‘Brown’s Folly Tower – a walk and a sketch’

I sketched quickly in Charcoal, working in an A4 ‘Winsor & Newton’, ‘Field Sketch Pad’. This medium seemed to suit the slightly bleak feel of the wintery day. I sketched in a little first, rubbing this with my fingers. To plan out the...
Woodbury Castle Sketch

Woodbury Castle Sketch

Sitting up on Woodbury Castle while the little lad plays with his mate. This sketch is of the huge earthen banks of the hillfort with all the tall beech trees growing in and around it with a dappled light breaking through the canopy.  This sketch started out quite...
Woodbury Common Woods

Woodbury Common Woods

Out sketching with my little lad again and as last time we are in the woods, sketching trees. This time on Woodbury Common. This is my sketch, we didn’t have too long, so I tried to capture an impression of the light and shadows across the clearing, with the light...
‘Wistman’s Wood’

‘Wistman’s Wood’

Sketching in the wonderfully shaggy Wistman’s Wood on Dartmoor, which is beloved of our young lad. The wood is a strangely eerie place with it’s twisted little oak trees, all bedecked with hanging moss’ and lichens. The trees grow over a valley side...
‘Wooded, rocky path’

‘Wooded, rocky path’

This sketch is where we had our lunch in the steep, boulder-strewn woods below Sharpitor. A very atmospheric place. Sketched with a dip pen and bottle of ink, A4’ish. A lovely day spent on one of our favourite Dartmoor walks – Lustleigh to Hunter’s...
‘Wooded Path’

‘Wooded Path’

The above charcoal and pastel sketch was done on the way back, I liked the stark shape of the tree standing out against the sky. Which I ‘put in’ with the white pastel as ‘negative space’ on the coloured paper. A4 We are camping on the...

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