Monday, September 29, 2008

Heuston Station - Croppies Acre!

Left Heuston Station and wandered for a while until we came to Croppies Memorial Park - or Croppies Acre as I've found out it's known as. "A Memorial to the Croppy Boys of the 1798 rebellion. It is traditionally believed that the men of '98 were buried here after execution." Interesting!

Was very unfocused, so it took ages and a lot of fooling around before I settled myself and drew something properly. Then, later in the pub as I touched it up a bit I think I over-did it and made it too dark. I still like it - but I think James might have taken another photo of the original sketch, which I'm looking forward to seeing. It's all about knowing when to stop!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Chester Beatty - Sunday 21st

Found it impossible to concentrate yesterday but did a few quick sketches. Lovely security man gave me a chair - which was fantastic!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hugh Lane Gallery 14th Sept. '08

Really enjoyed today's sketching session, only got two done but like them both. Hadn't done any "people" sketches previously, so it was really nice to see them turn out ok! Found it hard to get proportions right, will definitely be doing more and hope to start attending the Trinity Drawing lessons too when they start up again.

Have included pictures of the originals for reference, quality isn't great as taken on my phone.