October – daily Creative prompts

Continuing the experiment with creative prompts from Sketchbook Skool.  Here are your daily challenges for October, should you choose to accept this mission. Sketchbook Skool is an excellent provider of online drawing classes – find this list above and more info on their courses over at: https://sketchbookskool.com/blog/a-drawing-a-day-october-daily-drawing-prompts   Creative Prompts – what? Creative prompts are a trigger, a starter, a warmup.  The idea is that … Continue reading October – daily Creative prompts

*Worth Viewing TV: Wimbledon begins!

So the annual tennis fest which is Wimbledon Tournament begins today – in the UK, TV coverage starts at 11.30 am. But if you’ve got interest in the history of the tournament or fond memories of watching it over the years – then do make space to catch up with a BBC i-player documentary.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08xdgvx/sue-barker-our-wimbledon This programme aired yesterday, as a runup to the … Continue reading *Worth Viewing TV: Wimbledon begins!

Pencil sculpture – Gareth Reid

The recent winner of the Sky Art “Portrait Artist of the Year” works fundamentally in graphite and charcoal.  The effect is of a monumental sculpture, yet flat 2D.

Born in Belfast, Gareth Reid studied at Glasgow School of Art, University of Ulster and Florence Academy of Art. He now lives and works in Glasgow. Previously a drawing tutor in Con Ed at Glasgow School of Art, Gareth currently teaches at the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Strathclyde University and runs weekly life drawing classes at Cass Art (more on them tomorrow).  You can book a place at his life drawing classes in Glasgow

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Gareth drawing Imelda Staunton

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