Oh Calcutta… Cup!

Six Nations Rugby continued with England and Scotland playing for the Calcutta cup. What a fantastic game? Fast and furious – from late afternoon to evening with great change in light on the way. The pace was relentless all the way through, I really couldn’t keep up! So difficult to draw – I was transfixed by socks! So many pairs and all black!  The drawings were ragged and abstract – but what a game! Here are my drawings:

Six Nations under a groove

Six Nations Rugby Union starts today. Wonderful tournament of rugby – my favourite in fact. I’ve just watched and sketched Wales and Ireland, the opening contest this year. In 10 minutes or so, England and Scotland play for the Calcutta cup. So pleased to be back to drawing some sport – feeling very rusty and challenged to high heaven trying to keep up!  Here are my drawings:

Formula 1 – Austin, Texas

Another thriller! Racing on the new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas – this race did not disappoint. Red Bull took the Constructors’ Championship. Lewis Hamilton in dogged pursuit of Sebastian Vettel, finally took the race after a brilliant overtake in Lap 42, leaving the championship title open until the last race in Brazil. For me, I loved the contrast from Abu Dhabi – different light – bright sunshine, lovely rise and fall on the track, all of which added to the challenge of drawing this race. It was great to see Formula 1 back in America in such…

Another great day

Another great day of sporting excellence. No medals for Team GB but still wonderful performances by all athletes. Drawing so many sports makes for a different challenge from following one. For example with diving, I had to show the progress of the dive in the one drawing. It is two views of the same dive. Here are a few impressions some of the day’s incredible variety of sport.