|Magdalene Bridge - sketching the sketchers and the Scudamore Punters|
pen and ink and coloured pencils, 9" x 12"
on Arches HP Block
They had got permission to sketch inside Magdalene College. For some reason I spent all my student years in Cambridge without ever knowing anybody in the east part of the college so this was a novel experience for me.
They were planning on a couple of hours sketching before lunch - and I wanted to see the Watercolour exhibition at the Fitzwilliam in the afternoon so I needed to be speedy!
I decided to focus on just doing pen and ink sketches and then adding colour when I got back home.
I started by sitting in the corners of one of the courtyards of Magdalene College and sketched the sketchers.
|Magdalene College: Pen and ink sketches of Cambridge Urban Sketchers #1|
11" x 8" in a Moleskine Sketchbook
|Magdalene College: Pen and ink sketches of Cambridge Urban Sketchers #2|
pen and ink and colour pencils in Moleskine sketchbook
If I'd had more time I'd have loved to have drawn the comings and goings of the punters beneath me - especially the bit where those who knew the rules came up against those who didn't!
It's not too far to Cambridge - so I shall be back sketching with the group again - although maybe not every outing. I saw some amazing sketches at lunchtime - not least the panoramic sketches done by Peter Wenman
|Panoramic sketchbook by Peter Wenman held by|
Peter Wenman on the left and Yasemin Gyford on the right