I’ve finally found the time to catch up on my comic strip diary! Today I bring you a whole week on one page. I used my very fine waterproof pen as I had in mind to paint it in watercolour for a special colour edition. Unfortunately I didn’t get around to adding colour, so it remains in black and white. Hopefully I’ll have a bit of time this week to paint it, but until then…

A whole week of sunshine

This is only a brief post today as I have been working on a painting to go on our wall. At the moment, having just moved in, we have plain white walls which are just begging to be filled with lovely paintings! I have a little obsession with painting seagulls at the moment and as they seem to be everywhere here in Torquay I thought they’d be the perfect subject. I drew it out today onto watercolour paper and outlined it in waterproof ink.

‘Seagulls’ © Clare Willcocks

The chips in one square are to add a bit of interest, after all, they are a seagull’s favourite food!

I took the ferry over to Brixham the other day with the students and took advantage of an hour while they had free time to do some drawing by the harbour. I sat on the slipway in the sunshine and had a lovely afternoon sketching the replica Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drake’s ship, which has pride of place in Brixham harbour. This drawing needs painting really, to stop it looking so busy and make the boats easily distinguishable. I may get around to it one day!

harbour marina
Golden Hind, Brixham Harbour, Devon

I just had time left to sketch a little sailing boat.

Sailing Boat, Brixham Harbour, Devon

I also finished my greetings cards today, but I’ll have to share them with you next time as I forgot to take photos of them! See you guys soon!

I’m linking this post to Handmade Harbour and Balzer Designs.


What a full week you had! Your comic strip diary is such a great idea!

I love all of the gestures of the sea gulls! How fun!

You are so lucky to be near and on the water! I love fishing! Isn’t it wonderful when one has the time to sit in nature and draw! Ahhhh, isn’t life grand?!

You were partially right with inferring that one of the circles in my Positively Mysterious art was a fingerprint. The other circles do not represent a slug, but definitely a yummy summer time thing is sitting on someone’s hand!

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