Friday, October 14, 2005

Sketches by Ullswater

Here are some sketches I did "in the wild" while on holiday last year. I'm generally pretty bad at sketching people (or any moving objects, for that matter) from real life, but this was one occasion when things seemed to come together. I liked the ghost-like quality of the silhouettes.

The main figures are my wife and children, poking about by the side of the lake looking for tiddlers while I sketched. A few hundred yards away, some kids were throwing themselves into the water from a low cliff-face. It looked terribly dangerous, but they kept coming back for more. Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does this site have an Rss feed? I'm just setting up my reader and would like to subscribe to it. Currently I'm working on my embedded rtos system project. It's been in development for a year now. I hope to have the software done soon though...sorry to bore you. :-)

Neal said...

Yes, the site has a feed. Look in the side bar at the top, just underneath "About" for the feed URL. In my experience, the pictures don't always come through though -- this might depend on the reader you are using, I'm not sure, but with Bloglines, the pictures are often absent.

Anonymous said...

Hi Neal, cool drawing!
just what are tiddles? ;-D
hope you havea gret weekend
janice

Neal said...

Janice

Tiddlers are little fish.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Neal, That is fun to try to catch little fish we call them minnows, here
janice