Here in the UK we have Mother’s Day early, so for my special gift I was given the time to go and do some solo sketching. I think any mother appreciates the gift of “me” time once in a while! I went down to the village to sketch one of my favourite cottages.
I don’t know much about the history of our little village in the quantocks, but this cottage strikes me as being one of the originals. The shape is slightly curved and it has the classic thatched roof that gives it so much character.
Here’s what I managed in about half an hour. I did some guidelines in pencil to makes sure to get all those wonky angles correct then drew in with ink. I wanted to concentrate the focus on the doorway of the cottage so spent more time putting in detail and just suggested the rest of the cottage. I think the effect works well. I liked working across the spread, but this particular sketchbook has a very annoying perforated spine so it wasn’t quite as smooth as I wanted it, but for my first village sketchcrawl I am really happy with it.
There are so many more beautiful buildings in our village, I can’t wait to do some more.
Winsor & Newton 5″ x 8″ sketchbook, Lamy Safari F nib, De Artemis Archive Ink.