Bric a brac sketches

Following a theme from the start of the week, here are sketches of assorted objects: volcanic rock, a cream jug, a carved stone elephant. Each piece started with a hard conte crayon scraped downward over paper on which water and dry areas set out the basic shapes in the sketch. I like the magical sense of the picture revealing itself. The picture was built with crayon, Inktense water-based paints, white acrylic ink and water.

What began as

What started as an online collection of strangers in lockdown, became the ebb and flow of a friendship group.

I came to meet friends in a pub in London, but first I spent three hours drawing in the British Museum.

I drew the noble faces of others’ civilisations hacked and stolen by an empire of vandals.

Strangely, four times I was interrupted so people could photograph my drawing in progress.

Happy New Year, fellow artist bloggers.