Under Over Owler

From Ringinglow Road at Hathersage end, I think this is Over Owler Tor on the left and Millstone Edge to the right. Correct me if I’m wrong.

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This is a sketch I did on Saturday afternoon to check I could still draw for Sunday! I wanted to include a lot more of the landscape to the right, but I just couldn’t draw any smaller. I had chosen this A6/portrait sketchbook on purpose, to be small enough to fit in my bag and also small enough to hide what I was doing when sketching out and about as I am really self-conscious. This worked brilliantly on Sunday but not so much from the safety of my car – funny how my scale increases with confidence?!

The kestrel was really hovering just there at that moment.

Pencil and watercolour pencil

First ever Sheffield Sketchcrawl

Pinstone Street Sheffield - urban sketch by Sian Hughes art Inside the Winter Gardens Sheffield - urban sketch by Sian Hughes art Cheesegrater Eyre Street car park Sheffield - urban sketch by Sian Hughes art SHU Students Union Building Sheffield - urban sketch by Sian Hughes art

Spent yesterday out with about twenty other people wielding sketchbooks on Sheffield’s first ever sketchcrawl, organised by the amazing Lynne Chapman and Tim Rose.

I was slightly terrified at first as I haven’t really drawn in front of anyone for about ten years and we were clearly amongst some extremely gifted and accomplished artists, but luckily there were a few other people were in the same boat and the pressure soon lifted.

All brilliant fun and am looking forward to the next Global Sketchcrawl on 16th October! :D


Lynne’s Blog
Sketchcrawl Site
Drawings from fellow sketchers on Lynne’s Picture Blog