20 Oct 2019
14 Oct 2019
An opportunity to join other Taranaki Sketchers on a lovely bright spring day in Pukekura Park , New Plymouth NZ. This small waterfall is part of a continuing water course that flows through this beautiful park. MLB
4 Oct 2019
16 Sep 2019
1. It's amazing how little time people take when eating in a food court. People aren't there to chat; it's all business so that makes for some fast sketching. I definitely feel sketching people in a proper cafe is easier.
2. About 80% of females partaking in a food court lunch had longer hair tied back in a ponytail.
3. The fast food franchise kiosks with huge advertising budgets get a return on their investment. There was a constant queue for burgers while some of the other places were super quiet. The Chinese food place had one guy just standing there behind a buffet, with no takers. I kept looking over at him and it never changed. (When this one was done though, I went over to Mr. Lonely and bought a plate of sweet and sour pork.)
1 Sep 2019
26 Aug 2019
29 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
19 Jul 2019
8 Jul 2019
4 Jul 2019
23 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
12 Jun 2019
A few months ago I was sitting on the steps of the band rotunda in Pukekura Park sketching. I started to watercolour it there but ran out of time about half-way through. I took it home and put it aside. Now that we're having a rainy week I took this pad back out to finish it and here we are.
28 May 2019
I made a 60-second video, if you want to hear the breathing sound:
I'm looking for a winter sketching venue so maybe I'll be back periodically.
25 May 2019
21 May 2019
11 May 2019
6 May 2019
Several of our sketching group attended the Mokau Easter Bone Carving weekend with 30 others. Master Carver Owen Mapp presided and Mike Brown did the magnificent organising. Owen was recently in the New Years Honours List
Even bone carving needs some sort of sketching skills, here were my attempts
A wonderful event and a big shout out to the whole town who came out on the communal meal and fed us hot cross buns.
9 Apr 2019
A bit of a return to form. Although it used to be common, I haven't used a red pen on a sketch for at least five years. I drew this convenience store seven years ago and included picture of the CookieTime cookie monster on the top. This time I tried to show a glow that emanates from the actual chocolate-chunked beauties themselves.
20 Feb 2019
I wasn't going to draw this. I planned on taking a few minutes of my day to get out of email debt or maybe network socially. I checked my messages but then put it away. I reached for my sketchbook instead and drew what was in front of me. I guess that is the nature of the process. I don't have a drawing ability that I was born with. Any skill that I have, has been practiced for years. I suppose that I draw as much as some other people use their phones, and that, really could be the secret.