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August 27, 2014
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The wood-with hidden beehives

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Trying some watercolour techniques that worked while I was abroad. This was supposed to be a picture of beehives, but they were too far to the right so instead it turned out as picture of the fence surrounding them. Later Michelle opened the hives up to check whether more honey was ready and they stung me on the head, so maybe it’s a good thing that fence is there.

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August 20, 2014
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The wood in July

This is the same wood which I sketched back in January. It’s a lot warmer now. I tried to think more about line direction in the top sketch, I went to a Studio Ghibli layout art exhibition in Hong Kong a few weeks ago and the expressiveness and economy of line in simple pencil drawings were inspiring.
Most of the chickens got eaten by a fox, unfortunately. The bees are still going strong.
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August 6, 2014
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Coventry- a “godforsaken wasteland of post-war precincts”

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Coventry City centre, bracing for a summer storm. Slab Square is one of the reasons why people don’t like Coventry. On some days you can’t find a single person who doesn’t look miserable. But there are decent shops and pubs on the outskirts and you can’t draw pretty places all the time. The church steps which I am sitting on is the same church with the Coventry Doom in it.

Coventry Precinct was in the Book of Boring Postcards 2, I can’t find any pictures but it probably looked something like this.

 

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July 31, 2014
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Word Press Website

I hope that you like my new WordPress website. I’m still working on it but most of the glitches should be fixed. Really impressed with the WordPress platform so far- it is not too complicated to use but offers massive flexibility and the opportunity to dip your toes in code or jump straight in, depending on preference. Blogspot readers- my sketchblog has migrated to the carolineparkinson.co.uk homepage. I figured that it was easier to have it on the main page than as a separate link.

 

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July 30, 2014
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Inspired by Tomer Hanuka

I’ve been looking at Tomer Hanuka recently and was inspired to draw some POV artwork. The plan was to draw glasses  as a final layer and blur everything outside them, but because of the angle, and as there is no real focus in the picture, it didn’t work. 

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July 23, 2014
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Burma- Hpa-An

The wet season had started, these were drawn while waiting for the rain to stop.
Hpa-An was one of the worst places we visited. The scenery is beautiful, the caves are interesting, but the people seemed to stare a lot and not smile much. We’d probably been spoilt, because people were so friendly and kind in most other places.

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July 16, 2014
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Burma- Monks playing Plants Versus Zombies


Here are some young monks near Mandalay. I was told that most men in Burma spend time as a monk at least twice, once between the age of ten and twenty, and once when they are older. It’s common for younger monks to be school-aged, as the education in monasteries is usually better than what they would get at home. The top pictures are monks waiting to be served their lunch, at the bottom they are playing Plants vs Zombies.