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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. 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.   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. This gives gestural marks which suggest…

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Opening salvos

I loved the first match of 2019 Six Nations – France v Wales in Paris – What could be better?  And it was a remarkable game – and the old cliché ‘a game of two halves’ couldn’t be more apt. This picture was made in the first few moments after kick-off, about five minutes in. I used a new brush pen as well as the usual one, which gives a stronger emphasis.  Picture details ‘Opening Salvos’ £195.00Original watercolour, pen and ink drawing H:20 W:18 CM  / H:8 W:7 INCHES Made with Schminke artists watercolours, Rotring Art Pen and Faber Castell artist…

Six Nations 2019 – Round 1

Hello!  What a start to 2019’s Six Nations Rugby tournament?  Simply stunning!  It was exciting and unpredictable with results not going as expected and play just fabulous to watch. Here are some of my first impressions from last week – quick sketches and one finished piece, as they came, warts and all! Roll on Round 2!

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Crunch time!

Hello! Not long to go before the first match in this year’s Six Nations Rugby tournament – the sporting event that comes along in the depths of winter – we love it in our house. It’s great subject to draw, so fast and energetic, with good colour – it has it all This weekend’s opening matches see France against Wales, Scotland face Italy and Ireland versus England, all classics. With the Rugby World Cup coming up later this year, these matches will give all the teams and fans a glimpse of what’s to come.  I can’t wait!