More drawings from my trip to Matera! This is one of my attempts to draw a portion of the Sassi, the historic area of the town where the houses are a mix of built, carved out of and tunnelled into the rocks, and all jumbled on top each other higgledy-piggledy. I find landscapes a lot … Continue reading Sketch: i Sassi di Matera
Another watercolour experiment! I went on holiday last week and I've read some great books recently but I haven't had time to write a review so here's some art instead 🙂 I think it photographed a bit dark but it might depend on your screen settings.
OK so this week's Sketch Friday is again not a sketch, but an experiment with watercolour. It was a gift for a friend, inspired by his book on Japanese prints, particularly the work of Utagawa Hiroshige. The landscape itself is fictitious. What do you think?
I just binge watched the whole of Big Little Lies, the new drama mini series based on Liane Moriarty's book and written by David E. Kelley. The series is set in Monterey, a wealthy beach town in America, and focuses on three women whose children are starting school together. First we have Madeline Martha Mackenzie, … Continue reading Big Little Lies Review
I recently went to MUSMA (museo della scultura contemporanea) in Matera. It's a really cool museum of contemporary sculpture housed in the Sassi of Matera, an ancient part of the town where the houses are all built on top of each other and tunnelled back into the rocks. One of my favourite pieces in the … Continue reading Sketch Friday: Elephants!
This started from an idea in my head but wouldn't have been possible without the awesome senshistock reference photo. I really enjoyed inventing the girl's tattoos and I think I was pretty successful at getting the perspective right! (Image description: A pencil sketch of a girl in shorts and a bikini top sunbathing on a … Continue reading Sketch Friday: Girl on a Picnic Blanket
(goodreads) I am a big fan of Holly Black's work, especially her Curseworkers series. It took me a while to finally get around to reading The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, but I knew I'd enjoy it. It is typical Holly Black fare: gothic and creepy, centred on a reckless protagonist, and with the fantastic beautifully … Continue reading Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black