I attended a street photography workshop in Norwich on Saturday, which was lead by Wex Photographic and a Photographer and Sony Ambassador, Robert Pugh. Despite it being a damp and miserable day, with very little lighting, I enjoyed the opportunity to wander around town with a group of other photographers and got a few shots … Continue reading Street Photography in Norwich
I've been following #Inktober on Instagram and have been amazed at some of the work that has been shared throughout the month. Feeling inspired by this, and following completion of my 365-day photo project, I am ready for a new challenge! This year, once again commencing on the 1st November, I have decided to create … Continue reading 365 Days of Art!
Last year, on the 1st November, I started a 365-day Photography Project. The idea of this was to unlock some creative blocks and to get into the habit of taking photos again. Most of the photos were taken with a Sony smartphone, and I discovered so much more about the art of composition when taking … Continue reading A Year of Creative Photography…
Hallowe'en Pumpkin Carving (and pie!)... Following last year's owl carving (see: Hallowe’en Pumpkins and Pyrography…) I thought I'd have a go at creating a 'scaredy cat' silhouette...there were supposed to be a few more trees around it, but I got a bit carried away with the knife - oops! My housemate opted for a more … Continue reading A Trick and a Treat!
Felt randomly inspired after sorting through my photos from Banham Zoo (See: Leopard Cubs at Banham Zoo), so I did a little sketch of a leopard cub with a ball point pen! I do enjoy sketching in Biro - sometimes the simplest tools are the best!
I've taken numerous photos of this particular owl at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary over the past couple of years - he is such a character! One of these photos, taken earlier this year, is the reference for my latest pastel drawing that I started last weekend at a workshop, and finished last night. I used a … Continue reading Birkett the Great Horned Owl in Pastels
I created this using a mix of conté crayons and soft pastels on 10x12" black sugar paper. Although this has been drawn on black sugar paper, I have blended a layer of black pastel in the background which I hope will protect the paper against fading. Reference photo © C L Grasby, taken at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary in 2016.
This started as a sketch for a bit of fun, but I ended up rediscovering the joy of drawing with a simple ball point pen! Reference photo © C L Grasby, taken at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary in 2016.
I started this portrait of a red panda at a workshop in North Walsham. I enjoy attending workshops where I can, as it's a lovely way to meet other artists and socialise with a coffee while being creative! I worked from my own reference photo, that I'd taken at Colchester Zoo earlier this year. … Continue reading Red Panda, Pastels
Last year I had my first attempt at photographing wild hares in Norfolk. After a day of driving around the countryside roads with my friend, eventually finding and photographing a few hares frolicking in a field near Hunstanton provided me with a real sense of achievment! Working with my old Samsung DSLR camera, and a … Continue reading Wild Hares in Norfolk