Parenting finds me with a 90 minute slot without distractions in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham each week through the autumn. Here are two sketches drawn sitting outside St Paul’s church. The first was drawn mostly blind (looking at the scene and drawing by feel) in pen and then touched up with water and a limited palette of six watercolour pencils.
The second was supposed to deconstruct the scene into a few sweeps of the crayon but then I drew over it with a 6B graphite stick, adjusted with an eraser.
The stones are having fun in the first version, but have been caught and are stiff to attention in the second, though one has sloped off somewhere.