Between Christmas and New Year I went for a walk around Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham in Norfolk, and took some photos: The red squirrels were a challenge to photograph, as they moved very fast! I also saw a lot of wild birds while walking around the trails, including various types of duck, geese and … Continue reading Pensthorpe Natural Park
These were actually taken the day after Winter Solstice, but the moon was still full and the sky was actually clear enough to see it! I then looked to the Christmas lights around Ipswich's Waterfront for inspiration:
I decided to design my own cards this year, but didn't leave myself much time to do it! As a result, I only did a couple of sketches this year: Both of these were created using Sakura Pigma Micron drawing pens, and finished with a watercolour wash. I then sketched the following for my local … Continue reading Some Festive Drawing…
This weekend I went for another seaside walk with my camera and sketchbook, this time to Mundesley in North Norfolk. It was a cold and overcast day, with intermittent rain - not the best for photography! Waves crashing onto the beach. © C L Grasby, 2018. View along the beach. © C L Grasby, 2018. I nearly … Continue reading Winter Sea Views at Mundesley
This weekend I visited Southwold Pier to take some photos - seaside spots like this are great as the weather gets colder, as it is generally quite quiet and great for some creative reflections... Down by the pier. © C L Grasby, 2018. Under the Pier. © C L Grasby, 2018. View from the Pier. … Continue reading Pier Views…
I love experimenting and drawing with different mediums, but quite often enjoy drawing with an everyday ballpoint pen! This started as a doodle in my sketchbook, and is based on my own reference photos of a binturong that I'd seen at Colchester Zoo.
I quite often start drawings and then put them to one side for a while before going back and finishing them. I started this drawing earlier this year at a local pastels workshop, using my own reference photos that I'd taken of a black swan cygnet in Dawlish in 2017.
The nights have been drawing in earlier but have brought with them some amazing sunsets. These were both taken in the last week, on separate occasions.
Most of the stuff in my sketchbooks are scribbles for ideas and inspirations, but quite often I’ll find something will start as a doodle or a rough sketch, then evolve into a 'proper' drawing! This was based on a photo and some sketches from a recent Colchester Zoo visit. I used Windsor and Newton Indian … Continue reading Doodling with a dip pen…
With the nights drawing in a lot quicker and the leaves still falling from the trees, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to get a few long exposure shots along Norwich’s river and of the Cathedral with the lights on!