Illustration, animation, sketches, and comics

July 29, 2015
by Caroline

Tourists outside Coventry Cathedral


This sketch turned out wonky but the wrong way- the buildings lean  forwards not backwards (they’re old) . I’m playing with the effects of strong sunlight at the moment, and while the real view wasn’t as starkly dramatic I think it works. A group of tourists showed up just at the right time to add a sense of perspective.

July 8, 2015
by Caroline

The Sheringham Lobster Potty Festival




Sketching again at the Sheringham Lobster Potty Festival  (morris dancin’/beer drinkin’ festival which I’ve missed for the last couple of years).

The bottom picture is the rather wonderful Sheringham Shantymen at the Lobster Pub.

Morris dancing groups in the busy top picture include the decorous Heartseasethe brilliant Kettering Witchmen and the unexpectedly energetic Leeds Morris.

June 4, 2015
by Caroline

Sketching and walking in Ireland

This post is slightly delayed as I was in Ireland, so here’s some sketches from Connemara and Galway. Not much colour unfortunately as the weather wasn’t good enough to paint for long.

Beautiful scenery, good music- and Irish Treacle Bread is possibly the nicest bread I have ever eaten ( I really do love bread!). Great fuel for a hard day walking up mountains and drawing them.

May 27, 2015
by Caroline

Sketching weekend in Stratford and Coventry

Some sketches from a couple of weeks ago. I went to Coventry Sketchcrawl and then visited Stratford upon Avon the day after. The bookshop is The Big Comfy Bookshop at Fargo in Coventry. The Mason’s Court cottages may be the oldest buildings in Stratford. I was looking for Shakespeare’s Birthplace and got lost, found these instead.

The Giant Scone at Hobson’s Tearooms gets a special mention as artist fuel. Waitress noticed I was drawing, then all the other waitresses took turns to come in and have a look. Scone was a work of art and/ or engineering. Best shared with someone though.