Great news Sketchmob is up and running again. 30-40 of us invading The Royal Festival Hall for an evening. I was there early so some figure practice
Then the main event....the task composition, measurement, perspective then tone. Great discipline and education.
Went with a handful of fellow painters on Saturday morning to a Pub near Raynes Park Station. Most remained inside but have always been struck by the shapes and signage by the arch under the off-set platforms. Stations are hugely sketchable - although one colleague commented that I had managed to make an interesting subject even out of Raynes Park Station!but good experience and enjoyable.
To the Imperial War Museum with London Urban Sketchers meeting later, 11:15 to allow for The Silence at 11 am. Impeccably observed with a bugler and a brief recital from a local young musician on the ‘Western Front’ violin, an object from the First World War collection made from wood salvaged from Western Front battlefields.
Its recent reconstruction has made huge improvements to the displays - a feast for us sketching.
Being a bit of a plane fan I was in my element attempting the precision needed for a complete Battle of Britain Mk 1a Spitfire - a tough ask.
After lunch opted for the less precise demands of a wrecked Japanese Zero Fighter.
Sketching thoughts and stories from John Webb.