Day 378: Cricket

Day 378: Cricket


Source: Personal photo

So, just as the title suggests, this was a sketch of my attempts at wildlife photography, or more accurately, a quickly taken snapshot of one of the many noisy crickets in our back garden taken while hanging the washing out.

Quite an interesting outcome to the sketch as the background is way darker than what it was in the photo but I needed to figure out how to make the cricket stand out and this was the only way that I could think of doing so. It’s not too bad though as you can still make out the grass and leafs in the background but yes, it’s a bit darker than I would have wanted.

I do like that I managed to get it actually looking like a cricket though as some parts of it were a bit hard to make out in the photo against the leafs and grass (as I suppose the cricket intended). Anyway. as I said I do like it and it was a nice quick sketch to do (although you can’t see it I think it ended up being smaller than A6 for the actual sketch and placed really weirdly on the page, I’m just going with artistic licence)

Right, that’s another day caught up n and I need to go get some sleep now as I have to be up in 5 hours for work. Will be back tomorrow with some more catching up to hopefully do!

Till then!


Day 374: Dragonfly

Day 374: Dragonfly

So, apologies for the delay in getting all of the last few days uploaded. It’s been rather hectic and I only just had time to get all the sketches done let along upload them but I thought I’d get this one uploaded and let you know that I haven’t suddenly stopped doing them and I am up to date with the sketches (just finished day 377) just not with the uploading.

Right, so I have time to get one uploaded tonight so here’s a sketch of a Dragonfly.


Source: Personal picture at Stourhead

So, another Stourhead photo but this time it’s of a Dragonfly on one of the bodies of water there. This little thing flew really close to us and didn’t really seemed phased at all that we were close to it which was good as it allowed me to get some clear photo’s and I thought it would make a good sketch.

Now although I still like the idea of sketching it I think I need to find out a way to effectively cross hatch a large area so it doesn’t look as messy as it does in the above sketch although, you can still kind of make it out as water.

Other than that there’s not really a lot to say. I like the actual dragonfly itself as well as its shadow (it’s the simple things sometimes).

Anyway, as I said I’ve got several more to upload just no time at the moment so I’ll leave you with this one and hopefully be back tomorrow to upload some more (though I do have a really full day so I’m not crossing my fingers).

Till then (hopefully)


Day 353:Quick Moth Sketch

Day 353:Quick Moth Sketch


So yesterday I didn’t have very much time to sketch anything, what with the wedding and the little one so I had to choose something simple and quick to sketch. Luckily several days ago I had taken a photo of an interesting looking moth on the wall in our house and decided to sketch that instead.

Quite like how it came out in the end despite how quick a sketch it was.I didn’t think it was going to turn out well at all while sketching it so am pretty happy with how it came out int he end.I do like that there is parts of the pattern that you find on the back of moths and butterflies visible as I was finding it hard to mirror it while sketching it (to be honest I was half asleep at the time).

Got another sketch to upload in a minute for you all as well so I’ll finish up this one here and be back in a bit with the next one

Till then!