Six Nations 2019 – Drawing live

Hello!  This weekend saw another dramatic round of matches in the Six Nations tournament. Surprises, upsets and resurgence, all with some great rugby.

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I won’t say too much about the results, I know some people may not have caught up yet. However, I wanted to publish these while the games are so fresh in mind.


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Wales v England – Quick breath

I made them while watching the games – I make them almost as ‘automatic drawings’ (ie  looking at the subject only and not the paper)  I watch and draw, barely looking at the page in front of me.

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Wales v England

This gives gestural marks which suggest the flow of the action. The colour comes next where I do look at the drawing in front of me. They are all made in real time, live while the match takes place. I like the raw energy of these, see what you think…

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Scotland try!
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All of them are approximately 8 x 8in / 18 x 18 cm in size. Made with my favourite pens and watercolours. I feel that there is scope for development into further work, which I’ll try, but often find that the image ‘dies’ a little for being more ‘finished’.

If I manage to get the balance right, I’ll publish, so let’s see what happens!

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Big red boot

Meqnwhile, I hope you like these and that they remind you of a great weekend 🙂

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French sleeves


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