Day #051 – Roath Park Bridge Pen Drawing

It was a nice day today. Me and my sister went for a walk down the local park where I stopped for a while at did an ink drawing of a lovely bridge that crosses a stream that runs through the flower gardens. I didn’t want to spend too long sitting down (it was sunny, but not warm and it’s probably a bit boring for my sister to wait!) so I did it in ink so I couldn’t go back and correct things. I think there is a lot of value in mixing up quick drawings with more deliberate ones because it has the potential to free you up and get the essence of something if not the details in a short amount of time.

I think the picture is okay. Obviously a lot is out and in some areas I’ve forgot to apply any perspective (the edge of the path in the bottom right, for instance) but I also feel like if I’d tried this on day #001 of this challenge things would have turned out far worse. I probably spent about 10 minutes on this:

Roath Park Bridge Drawing



My dad sent me a birthday card today (it’s on the 21st) which he’d made himself by photocopying an old drawing I’d done as a child. It was scaled down to about 1/8 of the original size. I remember the drawing quite well as it was hung up in my childhood room for a long time (might still be up). It’s pretty cool seeing how dedicated I must have been to create such a large composition and also how symbol heavy my cartoons were (my characters rarely had necks. I don’t think the concept had actually clicked in my mind that necks come between heads and bodies!). Anyway, I thought I’d share it:

Davy's Childhood Drawing

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