Fireside Sketch

THE LANDSCAPE is looking increasingly wintry so we appreciate the wood-burning stove when we take my mum out for a coffee at the new garden centre at Grange Moor.

We’ve had a period of zooming around on errands so there’s been little in my sketchbooks recently but I always tell myself that a table of magazines or leaflets in a waiting room, or quick sketch of a mug of coffee is better than nothing!

However with various loose ends tied up I’m really feeling the need to get down to some solid drawing.

These are all from my ‘urban’ sketchbook, the one I take on errands around town. They’re mainly drawn with my Lamy Safari pen except for the wood-burning stove which I wanted to add watercolour to, so I went for an ArtPen filled with Noodler’s ink.

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  1. Hi Richard,

    Just found your site, and it is great! Your drawings are very impressive too, certainly puts my feeble attempts to shame!

    Do you ever visit the Dales much and draw? I really enjoy being out for a days walking and coming home to a warming log fire – your drawing evokes these memories.

    Keep up the good work.



    1. You must have read my mind Ed, I was just trying to work out how I could manage a few short drawing trips into the Dales in the new year. I worked on a book of sketches of the Peak District, which is in commuting distance for me, just 40 minutes by car, but because I’ve got to get around Leeds the Dales are more like an hour and half to get to.
      I thought I might go for a series of overnight or two night stays in different corners of the Dales – so your holiday home site might prove useful!

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