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A Morning Sketching in Hereford – Sketchbook Tour

I had to take my car to the county town of Hereford, for a service. That meant I had the whole morning to spend wandering around sketching. What a great idea. First I went to the museum, which has quite a lot on display about the agricultural heritage of the county,

The Hereford is famous for cider and beef – the Hereford beef cattle breed being famous around the world. I found references to hereford Bulls all over the place – not so much the cider though – perhaps I wasn’t looking hard enough.

Here are the sketches I made in a morning off from drawing for work – I must be a glutton for punishment!

You can find my friends Andy’s best-selling crime fiction books here in the UK – here in the USA – and here in Canada.

Architect Frank Harmon – telling stories with sketches

I came across this video on The News and Observer and just loved the simplicity of Architect, Frank Harmon’s sketches. They looks so easy, but they come from a lifetime of practice, observation and knowledge of building construction, place and people.

Frank tells stories with his sketches on his blog – Native Places – using the sketch as the draft of a story or observation. I love that he uses only 200 words. That’s a skill to learn!

Take a look and be impressed with clear thought and simplicity of line and watercolour wash.

As I post this Hurricane Florence is headed towards North Carolina. I hope Frank is tucked-up safe somewhere warm and dry.

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