This is my last post for a while. It is time for a break. The photography will continue but it is very time consuming writing and organising posts after each photographic trip. I also think after two years I am begining to repeat the content and so I hope to return with a new format in a couple of months.
In the meantime, I am also delving into other forms of art in an effort to stimulate creativity. It is incredibly difficult to be more photographically creative by simply taking more pictures. Sometimes it is best to move the mind in a different direction and come back with some new thinking and increased motivation.
Drawing was the first challenge that I set myself and after a few live sketches I started using some of my photographs to work on a more accurate representation of perspective and scale. This quickly gathered some pace and I very recently finished my first landscape drawing.
These are the millstones below Stanage Edge in the Peak District completed with an HB pencil, HB mechnical pencil (0.5mm), 2B pencil, blending sticks, kneadable eraser and a detail eraser. The grid method was used as a guide for scale and perspective.