A peek into my sketchbook and an overdue comic strip journal page!

I've finally found the time to catch up on my comic strip diary! Today I bring you a whole week on one page. I used my very fine waterproof pen as I had in mind to paint it in watercolour for a special colour edition. Unfortunately I didn't get around to adding colour, so it remains in black and white. Hopefully I'll have a bit of time this week to paint it, but until then...


A whole week of sunshine
This is only a brief post today as I have been working on a painting to go on our wall. At the moment, having just moved in, we have plain white walls which are just begging to be filled with lovely paintings! I have a little obsession with painting seagulls at the moment and as they seem to be everywhere here in Torquay I thought they'd be the perfect subject. I drew it out today onto watercolour paper and outlined it in waterproof ink.

seagulls
'Seagulls' - © Clare Willcocks

The chips in one square are to add a bit of interest, after all, they are a seagull's favourite food!

I took the ferry over to Brixham the other day with the students and took advantage of an hour while they had free time to do some drawing by the harbour. I sat on the slipway in the sunshine and had a lovely afternoon sketching the replica Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drake's ship, which has pride of place in Brixham harbour. This drawing needs painting really, to stop it looking so busy and make the boats easily distinguishable. I may get around to it one day!

harbour marina
Golden Hind, Brixham Harbour, Devon
I just had time left to sketch a little sailing boat.

sailboat
Sailing Boat, Brixham Harbour, Devon
I also finished my greetings cards today, but I'll have to share them with you next time as I forgot to take photos of them! See you guys soon!

I'm linking this post to Handmade Harbour and Balzer Designs.


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Clare Willcocks: A peek into my sketchbook and an overdue comic strip journal page!

Sunday, 7 July 2013

A peek into my sketchbook and an overdue comic strip journal page!

I've finally found the time to catch up on my comic strip diary! Today I bring you a whole week on one page. I used my very fine waterproof pen as I had in mind to paint it in watercolour for a special colour edition. Unfortunately I didn't get around to adding colour, so it remains in black and white. Hopefully I'll have a bit of time this week to paint it, but until then...


A whole week of sunshine
This is only a brief post today as I have been working on a painting to go on our wall. At the moment, having just moved in, we have plain white walls which are just begging to be filled with lovely paintings! I have a little obsession with painting seagulls at the moment and as they seem to be everywhere here in Torquay I thought they'd be the perfect subject. I drew it out today onto watercolour paper and outlined it in waterproof ink.

seagulls
'Seagulls' - © Clare Willcocks

The chips in one square are to add a bit of interest, after all, they are a seagull's favourite food!

I took the ferry over to Brixham the other day with the students and took advantage of an hour while they had free time to do some drawing by the harbour. I sat on the slipway in the sunshine and had a lovely afternoon sketching the replica Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drake's ship, which has pride of place in Brixham harbour. This drawing needs painting really, to stop it looking so busy and make the boats easily distinguishable. I may get around to it one day!

harbour marina
Golden Hind, Brixham Harbour, Devon
I just had time left to sketch a little sailing boat.

sailboat
Sailing Boat, Brixham Harbour, Devon
I also finished my greetings cards today, but I'll have to share them with you next time as I forgot to take photos of them! See you guys soon!

I'm linking this post to Handmade Harbour and Balzer Designs.


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11 Comments:

At 7 July 2013 at 20:24 , Blogger Christine said...

love those seagulls, such a cute sketch.

 
At 7 July 2013 at 22:48 , Blogger Renee Dowling said...

What a full week you had! Your comic strip diary is such a great idea!

I love all of the gestures of the sea gulls! How fun!

You are so lucky to be near and on the water! I love fishing! Isn't it wonderful when one has the time to sit in nature and draw! Ahhhh, isn't life grand?!

You were partially right with inferring that one of the circles in my Positively Mysterious art was a fingerprint. The other circles do not represent a slug, but definitely a yummy summer time thing is sitting on someone's hand!

 
At 7 July 2013 at 23:59 , Blogger Tracey Bradley said...

Love the way you've done the seagulls - wonderful sketches, hope you get a moment to paint soon!

 
At 8 July 2013 at 06:25 , Blogger Lucy Blossom said...

I think your wall will look fabulous with those seagulls on - they're cute and full of character.

 
At 8 July 2013 at 08:15 , Blogger Ginx Craft said...

Love the seagulls. I like the way they look a bit bemused, and the chips are a really clever addition.

 
At 8 July 2013 at 08:51 , Blogger CatkinJane said...

Love the seagulls, they are much nicer than the real thing! (they can be a bit of a pest especially if you are eating chips!)

 
At 8 July 2013 at 12:00 , OpenID knitnrun4sanity said...

Those seagulls make such an interesting picture. They are really like little old men - full of characters.

 
At 8 July 2013 at 14:06 , Blogger Rob Willcocks said...

Your seagulls are great Clare. Why not draw some, cut them out and stick them raised up on card? :)

 
At 8 July 2013 at 14:13 , Blogger Fiddly Fingers said...

Great art as usual. Very characterful seagulls. Such a shame they are not like this in real life :)

 
At 13 July 2013 at 04:08 , Blogger Kooky Makes said...

So glad your comic strip is back, I'm a big fan. And I can just see that sea gull print on a tea towel selling in holiday towns all around the UK!

 
At 15 July 2013 at 03:54 , Blogger My name is Erika. said...

Wow- your drawings is great. I love the idea of a comic strip journal too.

 

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