I've loved using sktchy and have done a number of drawings from it in the last couple of weeks. We went away last weekend for a couple of nights in the seaside town of Hastings, just up the coast from where we live. I enjoyed getting up early in the mornings and immediately looking up the portrait photograph of the day and trying to produce something on paper to do it justice. Here are a few of my efforts.
Hastings itself is an interesting place with quite a few artists working in the town and a prestigious gallery called the Hastings Contemporary. We didn't have time to visit but I would have liked to have seen the current exhibition by illustrator and cartoonist Quentin Blake.
We stayed in a really nice apartment on the edge of the Country Park. We saw a green woodpecker and a greater spotted woodpecker in the tree outside our apartment and a pair of badgers came around at night looking for food.
The weekend was finished off by us replacing our elderly Vauxhall with a new(ish) car - a Citroen this time which is a treat to drive with all its various gizmos. It makes me realise quite how old our Vauxhall was and how cars have moved on in recent years.