This week was a mix, and wonderful in being quite relaxed. It gave me the chance to stare out of the window at the sparrows, and go for a walk in the local bluebell wood as well as to get some work done.
First, I had a day-long workshop to plan for 16 eleven year olds at Weobley High school . They’ll be drawing skulls and bones, then shells, then insects; before designing their own “ideal” skeleton. We’ll talk about extinction, the differenced between internal and external skeletons; and the pros and cons of each before deciding whose creations will survive…or become extinct.
More botanical illustration work for “The Cultivated Forager” by Adele Nozedar entailed a barberry and a jasmine study.
The final species list for a new book I’m working on came through from Bloomsbury Publishing; it’s really exciting as the illustrations are to be done in pencil. I completed three illustrations in pencil.
Next week will include illustrating bamboo shoots, pencil drawings of the twin-flower and meadow-waxcap; and I hope to get a sketchbook study of the sea-holly (whose root is edible) completed.
For this week, though, it was a perfect mix of enough work, but also enough time to enjoy the spring view from my studio window.Category: News of current projects | Comments: 0 | Viewed: 1255