Illustrating a Tiny Journey

Illustrated journey to the postbox

Last week was the final week of the Sketchbook Skool Storytelling klass and our teacher was Danny. He shared thoughts and drawings from his travels and encouraged us to illustrate a journey of our own.

I seem to have been semi-hibernating for a few weeks so I kept my journey very small and illustrated my trip to the postbox around the corner from where I live in London.

I think maybe I need to go back to some of the stuff we learned in the ‘Seeing’ klass if the drawing of my shoes is anything to go by!

I started off drawing with a fine Copic brush pen but I found it a bit cumbersome so quicly went back to a multiliner 0.3 and used the brush pen for some of the fatter lines like the outlines of the boxes. Click on the image to see a bigger version if you like.

Resting and Recovering

Watercolour drawing of mobile phone

While resting on the sofa yesterday I did a bit of drawing and listened to a podcast on my phone. I think today is going to be much the same.

Pigma Micron 03 and watercolour paints on a full page in my Leuchtturm sketchbook.

St George in Stained Glass

St George Stained Glass Window

After feeling ill for most of the week I managed to go for a walk yesterday and took my camera with me. I took a photograph of this window at St Lawrence Jewry Church because I liked how the light was shining behind it. I didn’t notice until I got home that the picture in the stained glass was of St George.

Here’s a wider angle showing the whole window:

Arched stained glass window of St George

I recognise the shields in three of the corners as representing Scotland, England and Northern Ireland but does anyone know what the one in the bottom left corner is? You can see a higher res version of this photo by clicking on the top image.

Breakfast Recipe

Illustrated recipe for apple porridge

I’d been thinking how it might be nice to try cooking porridge in the slow cooker overnight but I was worried that it might just weld itself to the pot so I haven’t been brave enough to try yet.

Usually I like to have plenty of protein at breakfast time to keep me full but I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather over the past week and fancied something a bit more like pudding for breakfast. Sort of comfort food.

So this was my solution. Roasted apple mixed with butter, sugar and cinnamon on top of a bowl of creamy porridge.

This is a double page spread in my Leuchtturm sketchbook. I think I need to start using it more for coloured pencil drawings (which would also mean that I can practice drawing with coloured pencils a bit more) because the paper in this book, although it’s thick, doesn’t seem to like watercolour all that much.

I used Copic multiliners 0.05, 0.3 and 0.8 and watercolour pencils for this drawing. You can click on the drawing to see a bigger, higher-res version on Flickr.