I’ve done a few of the #Craftblogclub challenges since the Twitter chat started a little over a year ago, and the current challenge is to create something that is winter themed. Now, for a frosty soul like myself, you’d think that would be easy. Should I knit or crochet something? Make some wintry jewellery? Produce some wintry calligraphy?
Well I actually ended up doing something by accident. I’m working on a unit with the students at the moment which is Visual Recording in Art and Design, and they have to produce an illustration of the local area. We’re doing primary drawings around town this afternoon, but on Wednesday afternoon they’ll be drawing from photographs, and it was while I was preparing for this session that I ended up with my response to the winter challenge!
This is the photograph that I decided to use – I took it in January 2013 in Jesmond Dene, when I decided that scampering through the snow to take photos was a productive use of a Sunday.
And this is my illustration! I decided to only do a section of the bridge, and I decided to have another go with charcoal, something I haven’t used since A Level Art! I hope I’ve managed to capture the snow okay.
What do you think?