I feel like I’ve accomplished quite a lot this week, but because I’m still working on a portrait commission I can’t share it with you yet.
I’ve done a bit more to this doodle, but it’s still a long way from being finished.
I’m not sure what detail to add to the fish yet, so it’s just sitting on my shelf in a pile of unfinished drawings!
This weekend we went to Lynton and Lynmouth to meet some friends and their gorgeous little six-month old baby. We’ve been meaning to go there for a while, but just waiting for a good excuse!
Despite the sunshine, it was really windy and cold, so our initial idea of going for a walk and a picnic soon went out the window! We stopped for an hour or so in a lovely little café and enjoyed the sun through the window instead. The café is on the very left hand side of the photo below.
We ate our picnic in the car up above Porlock beach, just around the cliffs. There had been a car rally on earlier and we were hoping to see some of the action but it seemed everyone had packed up and gone. The Exmoor ponies and a man flying a remote controlled glider provided some entertainment while we ate though!
On the way back home, Sam and I stopped at Combe Martin for a little walk on the beach. It was a bit warmer there as it is a sheltered cove.
Not wanting to waste a minute of the sunshine, we went down to Westward Ho! in the evening to watch the sunset.
This week’s miniature portrait was a bit of a challenge to say the least! I began drawing Verity Poldark (Ruby Bentall) thinking that she would be a really easy subject. A couple of hours later I had a coloured pencil drawing of someone who looked nothing like her. Not wanting to be defeated, I started again, this time just in pencil, but I’m still not sure if I’ve captured her quite right.
I think her nose needed to be a little bit longer and her mouth isn’t quite right.
Hope you’ve all had a lovely week, see you back here next Sunday!