• Sketch 4 -boat at Hope Cove

    Sketch 4 -boat at Hope Cove

    Sketch n04 is a contentious one, as it didn’t turn out as I was expecting and in many ways was a big disappointment. However many people have liked it so I decided to keep it. Again, a one hour sketch (honest!). Lessons learned: plan your picture much more carefully in future. Also, I don’t think…

  • Sketch 3 – Night Light

    Sketch 3 – Night Light

    This sketch is of a metal night light. Again, a one hour sketch. Lessons learned: work faster! It doesn’t matter if the shape is perfectly correct, its the colours and the effects that we are after, not a perfect representation. Maybe keep the “shiny” parts freer of pencil and watercolour glaze to make it look…

  • Sketch 2 – Window at Blaise Castle

    Sketch 2 – Window at Blaise Castle

    This one was a 1 hour sketch – I’m trying to limit the time I spend on these sketches so that they are quick to do and also so I don’t “overdo” them. I want them to be as free and fun as possible! Lessons learned from this sketch: I couldn’t get the colour of…

  • New  year, new habits

    New year, new habits

    I’ve decided to _try_ to post a sketch every day, and so far this year I’ve managed it fairly well.  Ive been posting them to Instagram and Facebook, but it probably takes more sense to post them here and then share them to Instagram etc. I will post them here again so they are at…

  • Walking in the woods a couple of days ago. I tried out my new boots, and my son tried out his new outdoor clothes and boots. The dog just got muddy. A nice walk though in preparation for yesterday’s second overeating session. 

  • Anglo Saxon London Map: Updated | Londonist

  • yggdrasil | Chloe Gilbert | Flickr

    As far as Flickr is concerned this is my best shot of 2016

  • Next year will be different

    People think they’re sharing fun things with their ‘friends’ because you get to choose by accepting people and don’t seem to fully understand they’re handing over their private data over to a megacorp and their data hoarding buddies.” Recent comment on Hacker News

  • 8,760 Hours: How to get the most out of next year This is positive stuff, and I recommend taking a look and downloading the PDF. 

  • Red Leaves | Chloe Gilbert | Flickr

    I’ve been pleased with some of the images I’m getting from the FujiFilm X-E2 these days. This was from a trip to Westonbirt Arboretum recently.  

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