Tag Archives: Pen and ink

Audlem Aglow

October was a bit premature to share what was on my drawing board at the time – snowy scenes of some of Audlem’s delightful shops.

Now that we are into Advent and the temperature has fallen, it feels much more timely to share the images which are now on sale as Christmas cards at Williams of Audlem.

Newsagent Audlem
Derek at the Doorway of Williams of Audlem

Pop in to Williams and say hello to Derek!

Audlem Cycle Sport pen and ink drawing
Audlem Cycle Sport and Dry Cleaners

 

Old Priest House, Audlem, pen and ink drawing
The Old Priest House Cafe, Audlem
Pen and ink Old Post Office Audlem
The Old Post Office, Audlem

Following on fromm my last blog post, here’s the finished tea towel – a great Christmas gift and easy to post! On sale at Williams of Audlem, Cheshire.

Tea Towel of Audlem from pen and ink drawing
Audlem Tea Towel on display at Williams of Audlem

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

English Kitchen, Brunswick Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

No 7 Brunswick Street, The English Kitchen

English Kitchen
No 7 Brunswick Street

I’m back from a wonderful family gathering and one of the first jobs on my list was to MOT my car. I popped the car into the garage but this time, packed my pens and sketchbook as there is a building close by that I have wanted to draw for quite some time.

No 7 Brunswick street stands out as a reminder of what was once a street of elegant town houses. The building next door is shrouded in scaffolding at present but the English Kitchen was just the right size for me to complete in one hit, standing with my back to Jubilee Pool.

First and second floor of 7 Brunswick Street
Look up!

Thanks to my friends who have encouraged me to get out there and draw – I completed the line drawing on the street and applied the colour at home. Here is the final sketch. Thanks for reading!

Pen and ink sketch of 7 Brunswick St
No 7 Brunswick Street in full technicolour!

 

 

Burslem’s on the drawing board

Market Place North side small
Market Place, Burslem, North side

I have begun to draw up Market Place in Burslem. I took photographs on the most beautiful day last year and got a great welcome and a complimentary cup of coffee from the good ladies in Silver Coin Amusements, pictured below. As promised, they are on my drawing!

Silver Coin, Market Place, Burslem
Silver Coin, Market Place, Burslem

The black and white drawing above is shown so you can see work in progress. I have begun drawing the opposite side of Market Place and will add colour when both are complete.

I have also been overhauling my website -please do click on the link below to see the fledgling site.  I would welcome any feedback. Just let me know whether you can see the drawings on your computer ok – there  is so much for me to learn with all this.  I hope to get the new site and old name integrated in the next week or so. www.cargocollective.com/drawingthestreet