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”

Portland Works Sketches

These sketches are from when I went out with  Urban Sketchers Yorkshire in June (Yes, it’s August now, I know. I’m not the most efficient person in the world, but I seriously don’t know how anybody gets anything done with a baby around). Portland Works is a lovely grungy Grade II Listed former cutlery factoryContinue reading “Portland Works Sketches”

Sheffield Sketchcrawl! #4 22/01/11

Happy Belated 30th International Sketchcrawl Day! I hope you had a sketchful day. Here’s what we got up to in Sheffield: First stop (after stocking up on supplies at Blackwells over the road), Sheffield Central Library, an Art Deco delight. After I’d spent the week reading about the Wiener Werkstatte, it seemed apt: All thatContinue reading “Sheffield Sketchcrawl! #4 22/01/11”

Sheffield Sketchcrawl! #3 04/12/10

Cold day started with a vanilla latte at Starbucks on Devonshire Street and turnout was excellent considering the lingering snow and flipping freezing temperatures. I was immediately concerned I’d not applied enough layers but luckily, apart from walking between venues, we remained inside for most of the day. I drew a car! I can’t drawContinue reading “Sheffield Sketchcrawl! #3 04/12/10”

29th International Sketchcrawl Day – Sheffield Edition (Weston Park Museum)

The First Sheffield Sketchcrawl went so well last month that Lynne organised us another day out to coincide with the 29th International Sketchcrawl Day on Saturday 16th October at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield. I don’t know what the official figures are, but turnout seemed at least as good as, if not better than the firstContinue reading “29th International Sketchcrawl Day – Sheffield Edition (Weston Park Museum)”

First ever Sheffield Sketchcrawl

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, butContinue reading “First ever Sheffield Sketchcrawl”