Sketches from Bystock Pools, nr Exmouth

Sketches from Bystock Pools, nr Exmouth

Bystock Pools Bystock Pools is a Devon Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve. It has a range of habitats, with heathland, patches of woodland, a meadow and a lily pad filled lake. It is also part of and bordered by the Pebblebed Heaths. Creating a stunning place to visit....
‘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...
‘Watercolour sketch at Wistman’s Wood’

‘Watercolour sketch at Wistman’s Wood’

Wistman’s Wood Sketching with watercolours, 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....
‘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...
‘Charcoal & Pastel Sketch – Wooded Path’

‘Charcoal & Pastel Sketch – Wooded Path’

Blackdown Hills The above Charcoal and Pastel sketch of a Wooded Path, makes much use of the green paper. With just the shadows added using charcoal and the white pastel as ‘negative space’, Sky. I liked the stark shape of the tree standing out against the...

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