Category Archives: Drawing

“Each student is an individual”

Before retiring six years ago and discovering art, I taught physics and science for nineteen years. We were frequently told about our students being individuals and how our lesson plans should be geared to the different abilities within the classroom … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists, Drawing, Landscapes, Mixed Media | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Drawing with Julia O.

Autumn. The season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and the start of Julia Ogden’s drawing classes with Enjoy Learning. Today was the first one and off I went with my fine liners, 6B pencil, graphite pencil and pastels. In fact the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists, Drawing, Landscapes | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Why you should stop taking pictures on your phone – and learn to draw

I saw this yesterday and thought it needed sharing. I’ve had to cut and paste, but the original article in the Philosophers’ Mail is here. “Whenever something looks interesting or beautiful, there’s a natural impulse to want to capture and … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists, Drawing, Photography | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Should I tell Lynne Truss about Julia’s class?

I know what you’re thinking! Today was the last day of Julia’s Drawing Class and there are no more in the brochure so we won’t have any more drawings from the class until autumn. Well, you’re wrong! Julia has arranged … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists, Drawing, Landscapes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

‘Experimental Drawing’ By Robert Kaupelis

On Saturday I went shopping at Fred Aldous in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. I’ve signed up for an e-course on Making Monoprints with Linda Germain using gelatin plates, and I needed some materials for the course. While I was there, I … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Drawing, Techniques | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

28 Drawings Later – Other People’s Work

If my work hasn’t made you check out the 28 Drawings Later Facebook Group page, then have a look at these, a dozen pieces which have been uploaded in the last day or so. (On the site, you need to … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists, Drawing, exhibition, Sketchbook | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

28 Drawings Later – Half-Time Reflection

Note: My links do not have a green thing next to them. Those are the WordPress adverts. I’m currently taking part in the activities of a Facebook group called 28 Drawings Later who are encouraging people to draw every day … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Drawing, Sketchbook | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments