Before I get to my quest I’d like to mention another Q. We only got to C is for carrots and chickens before the master of illustration, Quentin Blake, was mentioned in the comments. I love his work and am amazed my sketches get likened to his. Thanks, I’ll take being reminiscent of Quentin’s work any day. When I started sketching much more over the past few years, adults and children mentioned Quentin and Roal Dahl books frequently when they saw my work. I had to look into Quentin’s process to see how similar we were. I can see the resemblance at times and I love his work but our process is different .
What was my Quest again? I can only say I’m still on my own quest. We can always learn and I’m always practicing my art. The sketches on this page show that more than most.. This one in particular was one I struggled with but looking at it now I can remember how difficult it was to do so I’ve decided not to colour it and finish it as is to remind me it was a freezing day and I needed a hot mug of chocolate.
My quest to sketch the view from every bench I regularly pass in Peterborough. As for my choice of sketches they’re not my most skilled but if I spoke French they’d fit with Q.. 86 and 92 and they’re some of the harder sketches I did along my quest because once I got to 80 the 100th seemed so close yet far and I gave myself a harder time than I should have when getting from one sketch to another.
That’s quite a quest given there’s around 144 and I’ve done about 100. There’s still 44 to go. What quest are you on?
My AtoZ Blogging Challenge is all about sketches I’ve done this past year and some benches I’ve met along the way. Most but not all of the sketches were done from benches during my walk to work and around town where I shop.
If you’ve enjoyed reading this post why not see what others are doing too during 2015 AtoZ Blogging Challenge.
Never would have thought there were so many benches in Peterborough – you’ve got me wondering now – how many benches , in the park? in my village? in my . . . drat you woman you got me going now:) Like your quest very much.
visiting you from Triberr and a-z (http://didyoueverkissafrog.typepad.com)
Oops! That’s what happens.. you get a bit obsessed in a good way. Let me know how many you find. ps none of mine are in our main park as it’s not a place I spend much time in. Glad you like my quest. thanks for popping by, I’ll come take a gander at your AtoZ too now. Really must catch up on Triberr too.
What a wonderful quest! I love your sketches.
Thanks Mary. Lots of stories to tell from this here bench quest.
Very interesting! I hadn’t heard of him.
2015 A to Z Challenge Co-Host
Matthew MacNish from The QQQE
Thanks for visiting Matthew. I appreciate all the hard work co-hosts do. Quentin’s work is amazing and most will know his work from the Roald Dahl books.
I love your sketches! I am not a very good sketcher so I can only imagine how long these took you! Almost makes me want to try to sketch!
Go for it. Your frogs will be amazing to sketch. You’d be horrified by the time it takes for me to do some of these.. Some of them are done rather quick when I do the pencil sketch.