The illustration of Caroline Parkinson

Illustration, caricatures, sketches, and comics

September 3, 2016
by Caroline
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Urban sketching Coventry

A couple of pictures from the urban sketch group in Coventry. Trying to wean myself off thick black marker for a while. Forgot my paintbox though, so no colour. Was approached by a homeless man while drawing the last picture. I thought he wanted money, but instead he wanted to tell me that you could see peregrine falcons on the church spire.

ccarpark1s

ccath1s

September 2, 2016
by Caroline
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Last sketch dump from the urban sketching symposium- and back to weekly updates!

Here are my final sketches from Manchester. The weather turned nasty, so the second trip to the canal basin wasn’t as nice…

canlbridges

I was also getting a bit fed up of drawing buildings (“What are you talking about..it’s urban sketching,┬áremember! said one of my co-artists), so ignored them and concentrated on geese instead. Which was fun.

geeses

We ended up at Peveril of the Peak pub, where a couple of pints gave me enough energy to attempt buildings again, though not enough to use a ruler. I then knocked half a pint over a really talented bunch of French illustrators handing round one of the best sketchbooks I saw at Manchester . Fortunately it didn’t go on the sketchbook but very embarrassing. Sorry!

peverils

Lots of fun in Manchester, despite mortifying beer spillage incidents. Looking forward to the next urban sketching symposium!

September 1, 2016
by Caroline
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Third day of the urban sketching symposium

Today the weather wasn’t that great- so we visited an art museum down the road from the Natural History museum. We didn’t have much time there, so I drew this…

 

museums

The Natural History museum was on the way back, so dropped in to draw their T-rex (along with about four others who I have to say were much better- a hot spot for sketching obviously!)

dinos

Then returned back to the University campus to draw some people. The University facilities were great and the whole symposium was really well organised. Thanks to the Manchester team!

 

peoples

people2s

August 27, 2016
by Caroline
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The end of the Pedders Way

The end of the Pedder’s Way, the start of the Norfolk Coast path and my first glimpse of the sea after about 50 miles of walking. The landscape format of the sketchbook is great for capturing those big Norfolk skies. A really nice easy day of walking and sketching. I was too exhausted to do anything for the first two evenings.

 

hunstantons