Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Wishing you a happy sketching New Year!

Like many of you, I've been rushed off my feet in the run-up to the festive season. Now that's over and done with I have a lousy cold that's preventing me from getting on with ideas for new commissions. Honestly! (It's true I tell you!)

I've managed to do a bit of reading while resting and so recommend two books from the Apple Press urban sketching series, Sketch Your World by James Hobbs and Archisketcher by Simone Ridyard. Great reading, some fabulous pictures & even more terrific ideas for anyone wishing to improve their sketching skills in the urban environment.

Published by Apple Press, UK, 2014
Pub. Apple Press,UK,2014  ISBN 978-1-84543-514-1

Working tangentially, as I invariably do, I followed my reading by checking author websites. James Hobbs' online presence is particularly impressive, being both educational and entertaining as befits a former editor of Artists & Illustrators magazine & a founder member of London Urban Sketchers. His work has inspired me to get out and do more sketching, just as soon as I come out from under my duvet!

Happy urban sketching 
& all best wishes for 2016!