Lone Cockatoo

I did a solo trip to Cockatoo Island on Saturday. Staying with my son Ben and his wife Phoebe at Neutral Bay the wharf is not too far away. I was on a mission having immersed myself in a new book on drawing. New method, new thinking, love it.

So the plan was to be nonstop drawing … from the time I got on the first ferry till arrival back at Neutral Bay.

pencil drawings
On the way to Cockatoo Island … and then there

Materials were kept simple … one 5B .7mm Avery fat tech pencil on Moleskin with sort of yellowing pages … not sure what they call it.

After completing a little session at the Slipway area (North West) I went up to the top level, sat on an old stone wall and proceed to strip off layer after layer of clothing as the weather was clear and warm … and sketched some more:

Pencil drawing
Old Stone building top level then the trip home

You’ll notice some heavier lines … this is all part of the method, the envelope.

More on that tomorrow

 

Noosa Surf Life Saving Patrol Tower by Tim Mooney

No I’m not in Noosa. I did this a year ago.

Sketch of Noosa Surf Lifesaving Patrol Tower
Noosa Surf Lifesaving Patrol Tower © Tim Mooney

It was chaotic up there due to the Noosa Triathlon so I went back to the room and got pencil and paper then zoned out doing this. I was miles from the hubbub but right in the centre of it. This was a good realisation that all you have to do is loosen up. I now use this one as my screen saver to remind me to sketch … whilst I’m not doing or adjusting photos.

I’ve got a wild idea for tomorrow!