Saturday, September 24, 2011

what you see sets you apart

I've been meaning to visit A Month of Sundays gallery by Pete McKee since it opened a year, or so, ago.Last Saturday I finally did.

Pete's work was brought to my attention by a series of coincidences which is always the best way to discover something new, I find. I loved it immediately. Whilst our styles are miles apart I think we have a lot in common. Both children of the 1970s housing estates, I relate to his humour and obsession with music.

His work seems to stand alone, it's very distinctive and individual. His little gallery is really very smart. If you are in Sheffield it is well worth a visit.

Before leaving the city I also got time to make this drawing from my car. I would probably have passed this restaurant by without giving it a second look but my car was parked on the hill opposite it. I'd never have noticed it's loveliness. I bet it hasn't changed since the 80s. 70s even. I do like that kind of thing.

As I've said recently, I'm still finding my feet with this on location kind of drawing. Finding my feet in lots of ways. As I get more comfortable with these black pens I am beginning to think about adding colour. I like the results in this one. What do you think?

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9:21 AM  
Blogger purplefish11 said...

Really like the colour added, especially just tints or highlights. You might be just finding your feet but someone lost their shoes ;-) Thanks for the continued inspiration Andrea.

11:37 AM  
Blogger MrCachet said...

Someone did indeed lose their shoes. Otto's must not have a No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service policy...

3:36 PM  
Blogger Margaret Braun said...

I have to say that I like the black pens too! However, it's always interesting to try different pens. Seems like an on-going practice.

4:01 AM  
Blogger the GyPsY said...

looks like feet have been found! Nice sketches

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Blogger i doodle garden said...

The flash of colour looks great, I always find the more confidence I have in a drawing the more hesitant I am to try colour and make a mistake.

Something I enjoy doing is scanning an image into my computer into the computer when I get home, printing the image off then trying colour on the print off. I am then more experimental and less worried about "loosing" the original.

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