Having recently drawn quite a few little houses in various traditional Scottish styles as single small pictures, I thought it might be rather fun to make a long thin street. It bears no relation to any real place - but looks like quite a nice place to live (no cars, for a start!)
On Wednesday we were treated to a really quite spectacular thunderstorm lasting a couple of hours following a very hot day on Tuesday. The lightning was flashing and flickering within the clouds, rarely striking the ground, and the rain was torrential. Prior to the start of the storm I happened to be looking out of the window, wondering when the weather would arrive, when I noticed a group of starlings sitting on the neighbours chimney. By the time I came back with the camera, some of the stuckies had flown so the pots were no longer fully occupied! The sky was an interesting colour too.
This work is a mix of coloured pencil, acrylic paint and pens. A bit more shadowing to go on the chimney pots I think, but otherwise now finished.
Last week I was busy making this 1:200 model of a proposed house in the Mearns, up on the north east coast. I enjoyed doing this, having not made an architectural model since nineteen-oatcake at college. A very steeply sloping site meant I went through an astonishing amount of mountboard. Hopefully this will help sell the scheme to the planners!