Tag Archives: Drawing

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

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‘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

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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

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Urban Sketching In Manchester

Today I went on an Urban Sketchcrawl in Manchester city centre. As you may remember I tried to organise a series of walks with a sketchbook eighteen months ago, one of the wettest summers in recent memory. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Sketching at Manchester Museum

Until my recent visit to it on the Manchester Art Walk, I was not aware of Manchester Museum. Yesterday I went there asketching. It is a normal sort of museum in that it has fossils and bones and stuffed animals … Continue reading

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Drawing Quotes

I’ve mentioned Helen South’s posts on About.com before. (Ignore the ads and the layout. There is some good stuff there!) Today she had some interesting quotes about drawing. (The links are Helen’s own.): Cennini: ‘Do not fail, as you go … Continue reading

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A go at Manet

Having had a go at one of Degas’s pastels of a ballet dancer last week, this week we had a go at a Manet pastel portrait at our pastel class this week. I don’t think this had anything to do … Continue reading

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