Sunday, 12 April 2015

Sketchbook - wave watching

We've just had a fabulous week in Cornwall, couldn't have asked for better weather - great sketching time!

One sunny, but windy, day on Constantine Beach the surf was really up and the waves were crashing into the rocks. The 15 feet high 'splashes' cried out to be drawn; something I hadn't attempted before.

It was great fun to draw. Amazing how the wave rhythm became somewhat predictable - I could concentrate on splash patterns. In fact so much fun I had another go...

...sitting closer this time! Of course the waves weren't so big for the rest of the week but I'll look out for big waves again.

I've added a new sketchbook page which will build over the next few weeks. You'll find a couple more Cornwall drawings there.

1 comment:

Charlton Stitcher said...

These are lovely. I've never thought of drawing splash patterns - waves, yes, rocks, yes, patterns in sand, yes, all often - but not the patterns made by spray. Yours are so delicate! I must give them a try next time I'm sitting on a beach.