Summer time sketching

The weather has been amazing and so like many people I’ve been spending my spare time sitting by the pool and going to the seaside. There can be draw backs to sitting on a crowded beach but there are advantages too – lots of people to draw! Dog walkers, people chatting and children playing to name a few. I travelled light and used colour pencils.

Travellers on the ferry

Over the festive period I travelled on the ferry from Dunkirk to Dover. I generally enjoy the crossings as I find it relaxing and sometimes get the opportunity to sketch the passengers. On this occasion it was quite rough! Sketching was a welcome distraction.

A man stretched out next to me which initially I found quite irritating. Who wants a strangers stinky feet next to you! But then I took the opportunity to draw as he was fast asleep.