Sunday, May 06, 2007

A touch of landscape

'Throop' sounds like an unpleasant medical condition to me; one treatable by a topical cream, perhaps. However, to my continual surprise, Throop is actually a pleasant residential district to the North of Bournemouth, adjacent to some pleasant pasture land around the River Stour. This week our drawing class moved outdoors to Throop Mill, where we attempted to draw some landscapes with Indian ink and water, using brushes and sharpened lollipop sticks for the finer detail. This was not altogether successful, and I compounded the difficulties by drawing on the wrong side of the paper! You can see the results here.
As a suitably incongruous juxtaposition, I've included below a pencil drawing of a trainer, completed earlier in the week.

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