I hope you're enjoying what's left of the summer/autumn...
Here in the UK we have a few weeks left before our boys return to high school in September - so a bit of time yet... I know for my friends in the USA, children have already returned to school but whatever your current situation, I hope you're well.
My family and I have had a couple weeks with my eldest son Brandon (see below), who has visited from the States.
Above - my boys!!! Awwwwwww. Love it when they're together and me with them...
Above, I used my handmade Khadi & Papers sketchbook. It has a somewhat rough surface and so gives quite an interesting texture that I enjoy for a change from a smoother surface.
In the piece above, I decided to sketch out the windowsill where we were staying - I found the various items displayed really interesting (see the little car and snail, dish, cone and the foliage in the background from the garden?) and wanted to capture them. I used my trusty Moleskine journal, a 0.1mm Graphik Line Marker, together with some coloured watercolour pencils.
The piece above is a watercolour sketch of Coldingham Bay, near where we were staying. What a beautiful beach it was and I just had to capture it. Do you see the beach huts? Apparently, some of these are 100 years old.
By the way, I used Dr Ph Martin's Bleed Proof White for the waves and surf of the sea.
It's not always easy creating when you're away from home but I would encourage you to persevere because it's wonderful to capture those special memories and of course those everyday events like a walk around your neighbourhood or home town etc.
Please let me know your favourite supplies to bring with you whilst you're out 'n' about...