It is a long, long road that makes an interesting journey

I am now about two thirds of the way through “The Forest Meeting”; the second of the large scale pictures.  I love the pencil as a medium but it makes for very slow progress.  The journey is as much of a pleasure as the end though.

The geography of drawing

Having finished the first of the illustrations,  am making a start on the next.  I need to map out the drawing before making any major marks, a geography if you like. My first map is quite detailed, where I worked out the journey I wanted to make.  Then I moved to the notebook and moved…