Day #272 – Lighthouse Drawing

Did a rare landscape drawing today. It’s the lighthouse which sits in a lake not far from our home. We were on a nice Sunday family walk and Maia was asleep when we got here so I had some time to fit in a drawing.

I need to do more reading on perspective and with stuff like this patience makes the finished product so much better… this is pretty rushed… with that said, I think it’s okay in parts.

Drawing of a lighthouse


Day #223 – Copy of a Alphonse Mucha Drawing

I did this study of Alphonse Mucha’s Portrait of a Girl today. I think it came out pretty well.

It was also Maia’s 4 month birthday today. We took her to the lake to celebrate and I drew a really awful picture of the beautiful scene. I include it here, for posterity, against my better judgement.

Copy of the Alphonse Mucha drawing 'Portrait of a Girl'

Drawing of a local lake


Day #098 – Waterloo Gardens Drawing

Today was the warmest day of the year so far (at least where we are). Walked around the parks by our home for an hour or so and then sat down and did a bit of drawing. Finally it’s warm enough to just sit on the grass and enjoy nature a little bit. I didn’t’ realize how much I missed nice weather until just now. Really excited that we’re on the good side of the seasons. Looking forward to the summer months ahead and hopefully doing lots of outdoor drawings.

So I did a couple of quick warm up drawings of a bench and a daisy and then did a slightly more complete drawing of Waterloo Gardens. I didn’t take too much time on the details but I think I picked up the essence of what I was looking at to some degree. I took some artistic license by adding a flower to the foreground which was actually behind me from where I did the rest of the drawing.

Drawings of a bench and a daisy

Drawing of Waterloo Gardens


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