Welcome to my seventh AtoZ blogging challenge. Each year I like to provide my own illustrations. This year is no different. I’ve not got them all completed yet and I’m struggling to choose what I illustrate and what I put into this first one.
Peterborough Cathedral is a working, living place of worship and mission. I try to stay as unobserved as possible when sketching and manage to get lots of people walking past me which I love. It’s not the same when I take a picture for reference if I want to finish the illustration later. People try to move out of the way when you take a photograph or not get in your way.
When I sketch life, I like to include people as they are interacting with the building naturally. I want people in my pictures, that’s the point of what I do. I illustrate what’s in front of me as I sit, whatever that is. I’m much happier illustrating what I see than taking a photograph. My style’s quick, rough and ready.
As we start the month I have no idea if I’ll talk about any of the illustrations/sketches as we go through the alphabet. I’m not planning to explain any of the Cathedral but I might give snippets of my experience as I draw.
A’s linked to Peterborough Cathedral: Abbey; Arthur; Aragon; Andrew; Aisles; Arches; Archbishop; Angel playing coronet; Almoners; Abbot; Architecture; Abseil; Alwalton marble; Alabaster and Agnes.
Peterborough, UK, is celebrating 900 years of the current Peterborough Cathedral building which is my 2018 A-Z theme. Rather than give you lots of information which you can get from the website, books or by visiting and having a wonderful guided tour I’ve provided a list of topics and an illustration of one of them.
This is one of hundreds of blogs doing this AtoZ Blogging challenge.
Lovely illustration, good luck keeping up with the challenge.
Thanks Iain, We’ll see if I manage to keep producing the illustrations.
Your illustration is lovely! You are very talented!
Fab – hope you manage to keep it up! It’ll be hard if you have to keep visiting places… mine is at http://www.poetryroundabout.com you have to click on the post title to be able to post a comment.
Thanks Liz. It’s all about Peterborough Cathedral which I live near and visit often..
What a lovely illustration. I like that you include people in your sketches. Weekends In Maine
Thanks for popping by. I’ll come take a look at how you’re getting on.
So happy to see you here again!! Looking forward to your posts.
Donna B McNicol, author & traveler
Romance & Mystery…writing my life
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You too Donna. We’re old mates now! Will struggle to keep up with posts but will pop over and try to catch up on yours. xx