25 September 2010

The Drawing Club of London

I went on my first outing with the London Drawing Group yesterday. The location was a rather soggy Trafalgar Square and I worked from the shelter of the National Gallery portico. Our intrepid leader (shown above) actually managed to fit Nelson's Column onto the page, which is no mean feat. I'm afraid my scrappy little sketch was quite awful, but to be fair it's actually very difficult to draw perched on one leg whilst balancing a paintbox, sketchbook and water bottle in one hand, all the while trying to ignore the tourists peeking over my shoulder. I preferred drawing the people rushing about in the square and their reflections on the wet pavement.
Over lunch we discussed the merits of vodka as a painting medium, the shape of future teabags, and whether scepticism about cycle helmets is justified.
Pencil and watercolour approc 13cm x 11cm. Click to enlarge.
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