Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Jumbo Start

"Jumbo" Ink in A4 sketchbook. ©Sue Pownall 2015
Recently, Sarah from The Connection Magazine and I started a new urban sketching group the Essex & Suffolk Sketchers, with the aim to become an official chapter of the UrbanSketchers.
Lunchtime show & tell

We decided to start big, drawing at Colchester's old water tower, locally called Jumbo, and the first meeting was last Sunday. It was a lovely sunny day, albeit cold in the shade, and we had a great turn out.

We spent the first part of the day sketching around Jumbo and the Mercury Theatre, then after a lunch break moved onto the grounds of the Colchester Art Centre. It was a lovely day and everyone seemed enthusiastic about sketching again soon.

Below are my sketches (photos from the day are here). I'd love to hear what you think in a comment below. Thanks.

My 1st sketch, Balkerne Gate.
A sketch from the 2nd location.
I stopped for a cuppa, which came in a glass cup & had to be sketched.
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Next meeting is June 20th, 12noon St Mary's Church, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8LL