My own family have been visiting Notariannis Ice Cream Parlour in Blackpool for generations and my kids look set to continue this tradition. Luckily, I got my last "99" of the year just before it closed last weekend. Not before I took a photo and did a sketch back at home.
Luigi, the owner, asked me to forward the sketch once I'd finished it. He even remembered the Wells Cafe which used to be run by my distant relative on Blackpool Prom!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I'm trying a new style popular amongst journal artists and written about by Danny Gregory and Dan Price. Sketching is a great way to pass the time on journeys if you can get used to the stares off the other passengers. It also creates a lasting personal memory of the trip in a way taking a photo can't.
On a beautiful Autumn day, I sat down on a bench on Lytham Green and sketched out this building which used to house The Anchoridge night club (painted later at home). The paved area on the right was once the site of another night club called Zanzibar I think?
After reading Danny Gregory's books, Everyday Matters and Creative License, I decided to pick up a pen and sketch book and venture into Lytham Square. Once a suitable bench was located, I sat and drew my favourite cafe, Java. I went straight in with ink and let go of any fear about making a mistake or drawing in public. Once completed, I took a photo of the scene and added the watercolour at home.
I've caught the drawing/sketching/art journaling bug and have started this Blog to share my sketchbook online and seperate it from my other Blog, www.wellyscaricatures.blogspot.com. I'm hoping it will attract likeminded artists from around the world to view my work and share thier creations with me for mutual benefit. Happy sketching!