Project Windsor

colour, illustration, painting, process

Spent the last two weekends drawing at Windsor Castle along with classmates from the Prince’s Drawing School. Its been so much fun, I haven’t been there since I was a kid, and being able to go back and look at it with the focus you get when drawing has made me appreciate the castle and its history so much more, plus the staff were so friendly and helpful. I was really tempted to draw all the wonderful objects on display – the ornate detail on everything was incredible, but decided to focus on the spaces instead. This project is still in progress, wrapping it up by the end of this week, but here are several drawings that I made on site, some digital sketches and a gouache painting of a soldier and horse (I took the liberties of removing the plinth they were on).

On the outskirts of HK

b/w, drawing, sketchbook, travel

Went away to HK last month, and spent some time exploring the quieter, more residential areas of HK. I forwent my usual brush pen and heavy graphic results, working with a graphite stick most of the time instead. It was nice to achieve a wider tonal variation, but I missed the decisiveness and the process of working with my mistakes the way I did when using ink.