Tag Archives: Leeds

Headingley Chimneys

This week, the theme for Yorkshire Virtual Sketch group (a temporary pop up from USk Yorkshire during lock down) is chimneys. This is from my photo, taken October 2019 during our trip to Yorkshire. We were staying in a hotel … Continue reading

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Revisiting Leeds

I sketched the adjacent Great Hall on location during our visit last year. Since we can’t travel this year I’m revisiting that trip, and others, sketching from my own photos. This is the Clothworkers Court entrance arch. It is in … Continue reading

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Otley Road

This sketch has a dual purpose. The ink only version is notinkTober 11/31. Then I colored it as I liked the red phone boxes. I’m doing a series of sketches from photos taken during our trip to Yorkshire last year. … Continue reading

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notinkTober 9/31

This is the terraced house in which I lived while I attended grad school (post grad if you’re English) at Leeds University. That was made possible by a Rotary Foundation Fellowship. I’ve been back a couple times and each time … Continue reading

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Hobbit Day

Today is “Hobbit Day”.  Tolkien fans around the world are invited to raise a buttered scone to celebrate Hobbit Day, which marks the birthday of not one, but two iconic Hobbits: Frodo and Bilbo Baggins. I follow University of Leeds … Continue reading

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Yorkshire – week two

Leeds, West Yorkshire Wednesday, 9 October was a day for Himself.  While attending a talk at McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell, we met the brewmaster for Samuel Smith’s brewery in Tadcaster.  He invited Himself to get in contact if in … Continue reading

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Yorkshire – week one

Leeds, West Yorkshire We arrived at Manchester airport on Wednesday and the day was spent in travel to Leeds and getting settled in. On Thursday, 3 October, I had a walk around the area and visited the place I used … Continue reading

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Inktober So Far

Did ya miss me?  I’ve been traveling for 3 weeks… in England!  It was great and I have lots of sketches, photos, and stories. I’ve been doing Inktober but not the prompts.  These are mostly just the line drawings prior … Continue reading

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Skool House in Leeds

Once again, this is a weekly theme assignment for Sketchbook Skool.  I also tried a new technique I learned from Cathy (Kate) Johnson.  She has a YouTube video demonstrating several resist/masque techniques for use in location sketching.  The commercial liquid … Continue reading

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