Sketches from Winyards Nick, Peak District

A couple of quick watercolour sketches from a misty June walk in the Peak District, taking in the views from Winyards Nick below Over Owler Tor. View towards High Lees, Hathersage. You can just about make out Scraperlow Hall amongst the trees and Derwent Moors fading into the distance. View towards Mitchell Field. Note: IContinue reading “Sketches from Winyards Nick, Peak District”

Storm approaching Longshaw, sketchbook

I was about to get out and go for a walk at Longshaw but I thought better of it. Ten minutes later there was a very wintery shower over this area of the Peak District! Difficult to sketch or describe or photograph what I saw, but the approaching rain was masking out parts of theContinue reading “Storm approaching Longshaw, sketchbook”

Hathersage Moor, Peak District digital sketch

Video of my digital landscape sketch using the Procreate app. This painting is a view of Over Owler Tor and Mother Cap from Higger Tor. One of my favourite parts of Hathersage Moor Derbyshire in the Peak District National Park, near Sheffield UK. Get it as a print or on stuff at Society6 or RedBubble

Two or three seasons in one day

Just a couple of quick gouache sketches that were inspired by a weather-filled walk on Hathersage Moor this winter. The wind was wild, moving the swirly-whirly clouds along so quickly and allowing the sun to peek out and do its reflection-y thing again here and there, it was wonderful. I didn’t get rained on either, which was a bonus.

Hazy January Sunshine at Higger Tor and free February Desktop Wallpaper Calendar thing

Scroll to the bottom for the free Desktop Wallpaper Calendar thingy! The moors are beautiful on days like this. I mean, they’re beautiful always, but cold, bleak and hazy is one of my favourites. Colours begin so muted that they’re almost imperceptible. As the fog starts to lift, the odd flash of sunlight breaks through and bounces off silveryContinue reading “Hazy January Sunshine at Higger Tor and free February Desktop Wallpaper Calendar thing”

Inktober 2016

Recently, I challenged myself to produce an ink drawing (almost) every day in October as part of Inktober on Instagram. I tried to stick to Jake Parker’s official prompts as much as possible, but also keep to my own moorland/woodland theme. It was a struggle on occasion – the links got more and more tenuous, andContinue reading “Inktober 2016”

Urban Sketching, Sheffield

It was a surprisingly balmy October day, urban sketching in Sheffield with the talented folk of Urban Sketchers Yorkshire, taking in the sights of Sheffield. In my sketchbook: Sheffield Town Hall, Sheffield Winter Garden (this was also my Inktober offering of the day, more on that later), The Globe Inn on Howard Street and a quickContinue reading “Urban Sketching, Sheffield”