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Light hearted sketching from the fab Kelvingrove collection

6 December 2018

Back at Kelvingrove for the second time this year, this time inside! So much to draw, look at and investigate, so many fantastic and mysterious objects in the East Court.

Within a few metres of where we sat we had an array of things such as masks from Australasia, Native American clothing and designs, very old Chinese vases, statues of Queen Victoria and other notable persons.

We used coloured pencils, as well as lead pencils and pens at this drawing group event.

Light hearted sketching from the fab Kelvingrove collection

Loose doodles and continuous line drawing helped us start, as well as looking at the materials, symmetry and detailing in the interior of the space, such as the ornate lights, stone arches, and decoration..

Light hearted sketching from the fab Kelvingrove collection

Drawing group - inside the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Light hearted sketching from the fab Kelvingrove collection

Light hearted sketching from the fab Kelvingrove collection

The floating heads sculpture drew our gaze too with the repeated comical expressions and changing colours on the faces.

Light hearted sketching from the fab Kelvingrove collection

The odd mix of objects created a fun environment for us to play with some drawings and connect to the objects in a slower, deeper way than we may normally do while passing through the collection, so we all found that really worthwhile and a pleasant thing to do.

Light hearted sketching from the fab Kelvingrove collection

Light hearted sketching from the fab Kelvingrove collection

Light hearted sketching from the fab Kelvingrove collection

Light hearted sketching from the fab Kelvingrove collection

Light hearted sketching from the fab Kelvingrove collection

Drawing group - inside the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

22 September 2018

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

We set up to draw inside the humid warmth of Kibble Palace, surrounded by the national tree fern collection (originally planted in the 1880’s impressively) partly as it was quite blowy outside. It was an enjoyable group and people found the two hours was a nice amount of time out of their usual day to focus on sketching.

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

We started with some warm up doodling inspired by the spikes of the cacti and curves of the ferns, then we took some to look at all the plants, their varied hues and textures, noticed their refreshing smell too, and the touch of some leaves.

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

We then continued with a few different types of drawings, each engaging with the shapes or textures of the ferns and plants. Afterwards Blair did another demo looking at the graceful long curving lines of the Kibble architectural space combined with the lush inter tangled plants and tree shapes.

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

Inside the palace there was certainly a palatial feeling of height and grandeur, with the decorative ironwork details, with a really exotic atmosphere and feeling. Folk found some really interesting angles and places to look through between the trees, twisting pillars, the curved light reflectors, and pathways.

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

A couple of drawing compositions looking at the glasshouse ceiling especially had an almost futuristic sci fi feel, which is really testament to the design and construction. Amazing that it was moved here from ferny environs of Loch Long in 1873, maybe it transported itself here like a spaceship?

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

After a wee break for a biscuit and drink we had about an hour to work on a longer piece, and some folk chose to continue some more doodly drawings. There was no feeling of pressure to come up with anything, no grand drawings expected, it was a time to relax and enjoy drawing the surroundings and play around with the materials. There were pencils and pens, as well as different types of paper such as cartridge, sugar paper and coloured paper.

To see past Drawing Group activities, please check the Drawing Group news page.

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

Drawing in the jungle at the Botanic Gardens

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Curving and straight lines and cloudy skies over the open Clyde riverscape

1 August 2018

There happened to be a maker’s event on at the Riverside museum so it was pretty busy, but soon after we started drawing at the river side of the building, next to the Tall Ship, we became engrossed in the sketching. Our warm up doodles and markmaking was inspired by the triangles and curves of the building and nautical shapes of the ship.

Curving and straight lines and cloudy skies over the open Clyde riverscape

Curving and straight lines and cloudy skies over the open Clyde riverscape

The Tall Ship with its interconnecting rope rigging and bow pointing upriver towards the science centre and armadillo gave us a lot to draw, and some of us tackled the unconventional curving roof lines of the building which is more tricky than it looks to draw, but interesting with the glass below reflecting the ship.

Curving and straight lines and cloudy skies over the open Clyde riverscape

Curving and straight lines and cloudy skies over the open Clyde riverscape

Curving and straight lines and cloudy skies over the open Clyde riverscape

Surprisingly the rain mainly stayed off so we all worked outside, but there are a lot of things to try sketching from inside the building such as beautiful old trams and vehicles, will be good to make another visit here..

Curving and straight lines and cloudy skies over the open Clyde riverscape

Curving and straight lines and cloudy skies over the open Clyde riverscape

Curving and straight lines and cloudy skies over the open Clyde riverscape

Curving and straight lines and cloudy skies over the open Clyde riverscape

Curving and straight lines and cloudy skies over the open Clyde riverscape

Curving and straight lines and cloudy skies over the open Clyde riverscape

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Drawing quirky rooftops, arches and gulls at Kelvingrove

1 August 2018

Just outside the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum we had a couple of hours of relaxing sketching. After a bit of warm up doodling and taking a line for a walk, we used pencils and pens to work from the grand building with its abundance of architecture details and styles.

Drawing quirky rooftops, arches and gulls at Kelvingrove

Drawing quirky rooftops, arches and gulls at Kelvingrove

Drawing quirky rooftops, arches and gulls at Kelvingrove

It was great to just sit together as a group and work on our drawings, not worrying about the outcome but looking at parts of the building we hadn’t looked at before (in many years of passing by!) such as the gothic and almost surreal array of mini rooftops, pillars, windows, very inspiring so we’ll definitely want to go back.

Drawing quirky rooftops, arches and gulls at Kelvingrove

Drawing quirky rooftops, arches and gulls at Kelvingrove

Drawing quirky rooftops, arches and gulls at Kelvingrove

Some lively Canadian visitors from Toronto joined us and worked with watercolour and some bold graphic style, was nice to see everyone enjoy the afternoon.

Drawing quirky rooftops, arches and gulls at Kelvingrove

Drawing quirky rooftops, arches and gulls at Kelvingrove

Drawing quirky rooftops, arches and gulls at Kelvingrove

Drawing quirky rooftops, arches and gulls at Kelvingrove

Drawing quirky rooftops, arches and gulls at Kelvingrove

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