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This one of the many trees in Warley Woods – an old wood that was once part of James Galtons estate in Bearwood on the outskirts of Birmingham. It’s a favourite spot for both families and dog walkers and a little haven of peace in a busy, noisy city.

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Graphite drawing on paper

I took the photo of this huge old felled tree  in the New Forest last summer and filed it away for that rainy day sketch. Due to the typlical bank holiday weather I’ve spent the Easter weekend working on it .
The initial photo was much larger, I cropped it  to include the more interesting area to draw.

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Graphite on paper

I recently came across this drawing while having a good clear out.

I did it a few months ago from one of Carole Kirk’s photographs (with her permision, naturally!).

I used to do a lot of drawings, but since starting my course I seem to do very little, which is a

shame as it’s one of my favourite mediums.