Last Sunday was a beautiful, crisp day so we went for a walk along the seafront at Teignmouth in south Devon. Despite the chilly temperature, the sea was really blue, although you still wouldn’t have got me in there!

Teignmouth seafront, Devon

It was high tide so we stopped to watch the waves crashing on the slipway. Every few minutes there was a big one which I tried to capture on camera – easier said than done!

Teignmouth pier in south Devon

I took a photo of these rusty poles because I thought they’d be interesting to draw, perhaps on brown paper. It’s so much more interesting to sketch something with a bit of texture!

Teignmouth seafront in south Devon

How to draw water continued…

Staying with the watery theme, I finished this pencil drawing of water that I wrote about in my last blog post: How to draw water. I used a 2B and B pencil for the shading and sharpened it up at the end with a slightly harder one.

Realistic black and white pencil drawing of water

I’m extremely pleased with the way it’s turned out. Not sure I’ll be doing another one any time soon though as for such a small drawing it took a very long time to complete!

Realistic black and white pencil drawing of water

I’ll be back soon with some drawings inspired by an artist I found on Pinterest (inspiration Mecca!). If you’d like to see them, follow my blog 🙂

Also, a little plea to those who use Facebook! My art page is currently on 92 likes so it would be great if you could like and share to push me over the 100 mark! Thank you 😀

Today I’m sharing this post on the following lovely blogs: Handmade Harbour, Blue Chair Diary Illustrations, Lamb Around, Cornerstone Confessions and Manon Popje’s Illustrations.


Wonderful photos – it looks diving 🙂 What on earth is that pipe going into the sea ??? Please tell me that’s not a ‘poop’ pipe ??!!!! 🙁

Fabulous water drawing – just wonderful 🙂

IKE in Greece xxx

It’s nice to get out when its dry (even if it is now chilly!) and I love your photographs. I can see why you were captivated by those rusty poles, it will be interesting to see how you draw them.

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