Digital sketches and the final piece for the Cheltenham Illustration competition – to create a narrative illustration inspired by the charms and amulets in the River Pitts Museum in Oxford. I decided to work more textures into it than I usually have, incorporating graphite and chinese ink into this one.
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).