Friday, December 08, 2006

Walk Two Hundred and Twenty-Seven – Back into the village

A busy day today, so a very quick sketch of the village High Street as I came back from seeing my little angel in his nativity play. Our house is on the right, slightly set back, hidden by the bush in the foreground.

135mm x 170mm pencil on cartridge


Blogger Penny said...

It is not quite 9 am here and the outside temp is already 37 degrees, max for Adelaide is 41 we may beat that here, supposed to be a slight cool change tonight.
I liked your street scene, how about we all draw our house? Outside not inside. Was going to put up Xmas decorations, but too hot, our airconditioner doesnt work all that well.

10:25 pm  
Anonymous rachel said...

I hope the little angel was good on stage. Do you have any photos?

6:00 am  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

How fun to see where your house sits. I pictured it way out in the middle of nowhere! It looks like a charming little village. What will happen in 2007? Are you going to continue your walks and draws?

6:12 am  
Blogger Alison said...

I'm going to draw my house on the last day - so you can see where I come home to everyday. I love all the line work in this one - it's hard to beat an enthusiastic pencil.

10:54 am  
Blogger Tami said...

I love the perspective in this, the curve of the street and bush in the foreground. One of my favorite styles of art work is simple line drawings and you do them so well!!

3:06 pm  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Quick and dramatic and free.
Do you still have chimneys on the houses and open fires inside? People here might have chimneys but opt for gas heaters mostly. Not that they are relevant today - it's probably going to hit about 38 like yesterday - which is over 100F in the old measurement.

1:46 am  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I'm reallyenjoying these daily drawings. You make me yearn to hop the pond and visit England!

8:54 am  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

This is great. I love this sketch. This village looks just like mine. Do you see an improvement in your drawing abilities since you started this - I'm guessing that is a silly question. You could not fail too, could you??

1:05 am  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Penny and Alison, drawing home, and on the last day sounds like a really good idea – a few tantalising glimpses of nearby beforehand maybe…
Rachel, I'll probably post on the other blog when I can find the camera.
Jana - I like living here (close to St Albans, close to country and close to London) but it's certainly not a picture postcard village - one or two nice bits but nothing special.
Tami, that's so encouraging - sometimes I think mine look very dull.
Wendy, most people have central heating, but a lot have kept their open fires in addition. Sadly in my house the previous owners converted the open fires to fake gas flame ones which are too expensive for us to change back.
Lindsay I'm so glad you're enjoying them.
Andrea, definitely. I exercised that hand eye co-ordination a great deal as a child and as an art student, so twenty years of barely drawing at all couldn't completely eradicate those skills I'd built up, however I think I have improved and also the blogging aspect of drawing, posting whether it's good or bad and moving on to the next one has been so good for me.

8:25 pm  

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