Saturday, 27 January 2018

Drawing with Urban Sketchers London - Wellcome Collection Euston Road

I had a great time sketching at the Welcome collection museum last Saturday and catching up with Urban Sketching friends I hadn’t seen for a while. It was my first time to experience this fantastic collection of medical curios on display and in the Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian Medicine exhibition.  I spent the morning sketching and appreciating the aesthetics of a wide range of medical instruments like obstetrical forceps and amputation saws.

My favourite sketch of the day though was the one below of a human body with all its internal organs beautifully carved from wood. It reminded me of the game Operation I used to play as a child.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

USK Norwich - First sketches of 2018 Marzano's Cafe and Bar Norwich

Urban sketchers met at Mazzano's cafe and Bar at the Forum in Norwich yesterday. Some people braved the bitter wind to sketch outside. I decided to keep warm and capture life in the cafe which is used as a meeting place for business people and groups,  people seeking warmth from shopping or a place of thought. I used a panoramic format which has worked well to capture the atmosphere,  I think this is something I will continue over the year documenting stories from different cafes I visit throughout the year. I would like to incorporate text in the form of overheard conversations or my own narratives that I pick up from the characters I depict.