The Big Draw: The Finale of The Custodians #thebigdraw

I did a portrait drawing day as part of The Big Draw.

A Great finale to celebrate the end of The Custodians at Croft Castle.
A Big Thank you to everyone who took part.

Here are some photos from the day taken by me as I drew their portraits and they created drawings of the paintings in Croft Castle.

Photos below were taken by Rebecca Farkas from Meadow Arts.

checkout what participants thought about the drawing day.
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The Big Draw #thebigdraw

I’m just practicing my drawing whilst I get my pencils, lovely Fabriano drawing cards and drawing clipboards ready for tomorrows Big Draw day at Croft Castle.

I do hope some of you can join me as we create portrait cards from looking at the wonderful paintings that are hung on the walls in Croft Castle house.

Everyone is invited to join me to do a quick sketch or two. That includes mum dad granny grandad brother and sister. I will be there drawing too and when you’ve done you drawing of a croft ancestor I will do a drawing of you on your card bringing the past into the present.

And on your way around the house don’t forget to look out for my painted portraits of the present Custodians who work and volunteer at the house and parkland. You might even recognise them.

Here are some portrait cards I made of the Custodians and one I made of the Croft Castle custodians.

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Music inspired by Croftcastle

http://m.soundcloud.com/sounduk/adrian-utley/s-zwJE6

Music inspired by Croftcastle by Adrian Utley. Very serene and atmospheric.

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looking forward to being back at Croft Castle 27th october 1pm -4;30pm to start on my next portrait. George Cebo volunteer and buggy driver will be sitting for his portrait. hoping it’ll be a beautifull autumnal day as i’m counting on that light to capture George with his beautiful white hair that frames his face, as we explore his who is George Cebo and his present relationship with Croft Castle, house, parklands and the wonderful stories he tells about the visitors he encounters as he drives them to and forth from the castle.

Revolving Evolving Portraits

as the Portraits evolve and change in their making you can whitness this as the paintings are hung in the house at Croft Castle.

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James Pearson’s preliminary sketches

James Pearson Assistant Gardener at Croft Castle my youngest subect in The Custodian Collection has a presence of a young roman centurian of gardening! at his portrait sitting he said i drew him as “the greek god of gardening 3rd in the chair”!

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today i begin his portrait on an oval canvas. i choose a profile composition.