Monday, 14 October 2013

This Weeks Drawing.....Yarndale

Hello Lovelies,
It's been so long since I've had a drawing to share with you so I'm excited to be able to finally write another  " this weeks drawing"  post.

And it's thanks to Yarndale.


As soon as I had written my first post about that special day I felt inspired to pick up my pencil and start sketching down ideas for a drawing ..............



How could I fail to be inspired by the wonderful scenery, the feast of colours, the amazing talent on display and the  warm, welcoming atmosphere.

 But I did struggle to get the visions in my head down on paper. I did several different sketches and a couple of full sized drawings which were later discarded as I was not happy with them.

This was the first


then this one


I've shared them here as I wanted to show you that my work goes through a pretty ugly stage. I think when you first try and draw seeing this "mess" can put you off altogether...but sometimes you have to go through the frustrating "yuck...I can't do this" bit to finally get it right.

I've been inspired by Reginas lovely work a lot lately, especially her little houses. I would love to do some mixed media projects like this one day, but for now I'm  happy with my coloured pencils.

As usual I did a neat drawing, which I then went over in fine pen.........


This was yesterday morning , it was raining and so dark I  needed a lamp.

I really enjoy the colouring in stage. It's not half as tense as the drawing in pen bit. So I spent a relaxing morning adding the colours that really bring the picture to life.

 This is what I ended up with

Ta-dah



I'm so pleased with this drawing. There are bits I would still change a little bit if I could but I'm very happy with the overall picture.

I'm still quite new to drawing and sometimes I try to accurately copy what I can see, but other times I just work from  memory and use my imagination, not worrying about accuracy or trying to copy anything.
I'm sure you can tell which type this is :0)

As usual with my pictures there's a lot going on....it's a story of my day really.

It's got many of the special things that I enjoyed on that Autumn day in Yorkshire.
Like the bunting and the crochet balls which looked so gorgeous in the sunshine


And the auction mart , bedecked with more bunting from all over the world and nestled beneath the lovely Yorkshire hills.

Next there was the picturesque town, with it's mills and thriving canal......




Oh and don't forget the Yarn Walk


I had to include Lucy's canal-side ducks and the crochet adorned lamp  posts and trees. The flowers on the grass were the only way I could think of including the lovely crochet flowers we saw on the fence in the park.

Visiting Lucy and Tracy's studio, above Coopers coffee shop, was a real treat so I had to include that too..........


I even remembered to include ( a very tiny ) Tom Tit...........

Oh , and you can just see the Castle among the trees.



Click on the photo to see it more clearly

It was such fun drawing this picture, despite the initial difficulties, I hope you like it too.
Jacquie x

63 comments:

  1. It's lovely and cheerful and just how I remember it too!

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  2. I love the picture.It really captures Yarndale.Any chance of you getting it printed off and we could buy a copy?Let's hope there is a Yarndale 2014

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  3. A wonderful summary of your day - so fresh and cheerful.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  4. As always, your picture has made me smile with pleasure. :) I love every detail of it, it's wonderful! (I wouldn't be at all surprised if Lucy will want it!) Thank you for sharing, love Tina xxx

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  5. That is fab! Love it lots and mixing in all your favourites is a great idea who cares if its not correct to a street map as long as all your favourites are in there and it looks great :-) hope to see more soon.

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  6. Fun drawing. It tells the story of your experience well!

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  7. All of the drawings are wonderful!

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  8. It's brilliant Jacquie, all those details perfectly captured. I love the sheep in the far off fields too xox Penny

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  9. This is so lovely and it's really nice that you've shown your stages, I get really bogged down in getting things straight first time, that I rarely complete anything
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I think this has to be my favourite Jacquie. You've captured the colour and the fun so well. xx

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  11. What a gorgeous picture, I was just thinking it would make a wonderful 'Yarbdale' jigsaw puzzle picture, with so much going on, fab.
    Clare x
    http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Its lovely, so wish i could have been there too, next time I'm in UK I'm going to have to come and check it all out, heard so much!

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  13. I love this picture, so colourful and full of lovely little details. I couldn't go to Yarndale due to health issues (my friends gave me a good report though!) but have really enjoyed seeing all your pics and this seems to sum up the spirit of the weekend!

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  14. Oh, Jacquie! This is just the cutest homage to Yarndale 2013! Having read as many blogs as I could find for pictures and descriptions of the event, I'm simply delighted by how you've captured many of the details. (Too bad there was no more space for that big red bus!) BTW, when I first read your title about this week's 'drawing,' my mind immediately thought you were doing a 'giveaway,' and in a sense you really are -- sharing your charming drawing makes us all winners! Thank you as always,

    Sharon in Alabama (USA)

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  16. That is a beautiful drawing. You should make it in to a postcard if there is a 2014 Yarndale!!

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  17. It's Yarndale just as I imagined it! Excellent drawing :)

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  18. What a wonderful drawing. You're very clever. And it depicts the day at Yarndale perfectly :-) x

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  19. I love this drawing. I would have loved to go to Yarndale! Thank you for letting those of us who are so far away a chance to enjoy it! Cathy in Rochester, New York

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  20. Jacquie I LOVE your drawings - all of them. If you published a book or a calendar of them - I would buy it! This is so sweet. Your attention to detail is fabulous but I always get a very personal feeling of YOU in the picture as well - like you are always part of the picture as well as viewing it from afar. Truly lovely.

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  21. You are a fantastic artist!
    Have you ever considered illustrations for books? And of yarndale as well... perfect!
    Much love,
    Tammy

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  22. You are a very talented artist. Have you every thought of making a living off your artistic gift? You are quite good. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  23. Beautiful drawing, I can imagine this picture in a children's book. A lovely memory of a happy day. Elaine x

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  24. love it, you've captured it so well and the colours are super bright and colourful just what i expected yarndale to be :) x

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  25. That's really sweet Jacquie! It would make a lovely collage with fabric and embroidery.

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  26. Its a great picture I love it!! Makes me want to draw more, thanks xxx

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  27. Love your drawings, Jacquie. However, one question : where is the cat? I think all your pics usually include a cat. ;)

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  28. That is a wonderful drawing! I really felt like I was there. Didn't make it to Yarndale, as I live in the US, so I live it through all the blogs and now your artwork. Thanks for that!

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  29. It's great to see the progression from the inspiration to the finished beautiful drawing! Have a good week.x

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  30. It sums up all the brilliant photos I have seen of Yarndale. Jo x

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  31. What a lovely way to remember Yarndale, as I looked through your drawings it brought back the images I had seen in your previous posts, lovely!
    Sarah x

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  32. it's really sweet, a great momento! a poster for next year perhaps?! Heather x

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  33. You've captured a lot of joy in this picture. How fun! :)

    Always,
    Kimberly

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  34. Jacqui what a talented lady you are - I love your picture it is so lovely - so much colour and loads going on, truly fantastic. Thank you for sharing Yarndale with us Jacqui you bought it alive for me and hopefully next year I will be visiting myself - who knows we might bump into one another. Have a fabulous week, big hugs
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  35. That is brilliant. It encompasses everything that made the weekend special. I love your sketches too.

    Sara

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  36. Absolutely beautiful Jacquie...and so much detail ......you have surpassed yourself this time. It is like a visual diary :-)


    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  37. Oh goodness, that is absolutely beautiful. It makes me feel like I went to Yarndale too. I just love the colour and the little details. Wow.

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  38. Thats AMAZING!! I love that you've included so many details. Simply smashing!

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  39. it's enchanting I love it. :)

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  40. It's really, really lovely. Your attention to detail is what makes these so successful, I think. I was wondering what you do with them - do they stay in the sketch book or do you frame any of them? x

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  41. I would proudly display such a wonderful and artistic picture. The way you describe all the little details make it even more special.

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  42. How fabulously evocative your Yarndale picture is Jacquie , it really captures the feel of Skipton over that weekend and you've portrayed mine and Lucy's creative hub at Coopers beautifully . Thank you for sharing Jacquie.
    With kind regards Tracy

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  43. What a wonderful drawing, you have really done Yarndale justice, it's lovely.

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  44. Jacque, I just love your drawing, the detail, the colours, the sentiments. I wouldn't know where to start but would love to be able to. You are so talented. Blessings, Trills

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  45. Your buildings remind me of a Lowry painting.

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  46. Fabulous picture!! Really lovely! xx

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  47. This looks so fun, I would like to step right into it! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

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