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Losing Control in the Rain

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It was sleet and rain today as I ran around the park. I thought I had found a shelter under a tree to draw but there was plenty rain getting through. I use water proof ink in my Parallel Pen, even so the page was soon soaked. Ink transferred to the opposite side in a Rorschach Inkblot meets Chinese Brush Painting effect when I closed the sketchbook to get home and dry out.

It felt kinda nice to lose control over what I was drawing. And it felt nice to get warm and dry out at home too.

Sketchbook Thornes Park

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Found a little corner of the park that I've not explored. Rain is making everything look ultra real. Ivy is a lush green in the shadows. I watched squirrels messing about up in the tree canopy. Marvelling at them hanging on to the end of the very thinnest of branches. Was a bit disturbed when one fell about 15 feet and hit the grass and mud. It didn't seem that phased being dropped on its head, getting up and scampering back into the foliage.

Stormy Weather

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Parkland horizon on a stormy day.

Walking the long way home

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Hadn't eaten properly by this point, coffee and fudge cake for breakfast in town. Full of cold although I feel pretty chipper at the moment. I'm crossing over Wakefield's park lands and pass the pull up bars at Thornes/Holmfield Park. I try a few pull ups, get to 12 and can do no more. I can normally do 24.

Lurking In The Undergrowth

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Drawing outside in grey light and drizzle. Finished most of it back at home. In the warm. Comfortably sat down.

Drawing Practice

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Happy New Year.

I'm back out in the parkland's of wakefield with my sketchbook and trainers, trying to keep my drawing practice in tip top condition. Grim winter is here. Mud and low light.