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Landscape Teaching Tutorial

Looking at Landscapes

I love taking photographs of landscapes, but very rarely sketch ‘En plein air’ (which sounds very professional but actually means ‘outdoors’ in French). As the nights draw in I thought I would use my photo references to inspire some sunnier day landscape sketches. It also helped me to think about techniques for creating depth in […]

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Development Lino Printing Tutorial

Creating a Repeat Pattern

  If you enjoy illustrating and you would like to try something a little different, why not have a rifle through your sketchbook for some lost or forgotten sketches and create a repeat pattern of your own design? I’ve laid out some step-by-step images for you below based on a square design I did. The […]

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Say ‘Hello’ To the Cowes Library Drawing Group! Saturday 14th September

Do you love drawing, or would you love to learn? Would you like to draw different objects every week in a wonderful Victorian setting? Would you like some guidance on how to improve your technique or to try out different materials? And are you partial to a biscuit, or two, with a hot drink and […]

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The Cowes Library Drawing Group – What have we got planned for summer?

I love drawing, always have. I love spending hours wrapped up in the gentle art of sketching, coaxing a likeness of your subject out on to paper. I draw to paint too. If you want to create accurate paintings it really helps if you’re coming from a robust foundation where you know that your subject […]

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Teaching Tutorial

Printmaking with lino

Lino-printing is a form of relief printing, which means that areas are carved away from the surface using a tool and the ink is rolled on to the raised area that remains. Paper is applied and pressed or ‘burnished’ and the raised area of your design creates the print. It derives from woodblock printing which […]