Last Wednesday I began a sketch up the top of Lincoln’s lovely Steep Hill (Britain’s great street winner 2012!) but I didn’t get very far due to it deciding to rain…
But it doesn’t rain all the time in Lincoln (the weather has actually been really nice at points!) so I headed back to the same bench to continue my sketch…
(Photo kindly taken by Glen)
But did I finish it? No. From one extreme to the other – the sun was actually scorching and I couldn’t stand the heat too long (plus there were some interesting characters hanging around who were a bit distracting). BUT once I start something i’m quite keen to get it finished, so on the third trek up Steep Hill (hello toned legs!):
Voila – complete with golden postbox and everything! I tend to use my artistic license quite a lot but it looks so much better without the chairs and tables outside – I like a tidy street!
I also decided on a few other places that I want to sketch around Lincoln’s Cathedral quarter, so providing the weather is feeling kind, I’ll be sharing those soon.
It’s great to see that I’m not the only one making a big push to get back into drawing. Nikki from Style&Influence has been putting pencil to paper and there’s also the Campaign for Drawing too! Is anyone else being reunited with their pens? Comment below with a link to your sketches 🙂