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Pastel sketch at the 2012 London marathon

Posted On: Sunday 29th April 2012
Summary: A quick pastel sketch at the 6 mile mark on the 2012 London Marathon

Blog Tags: Sketching   Plein air   Painting in London   Pastels painting   People   People in paintings   Quick painting   Painting tips   

pastel sketch london marathonExactly a week ago my son David was starting the London Marathon and we agreed to be at the 6 mile stage to hand him his drink. He beat his PB to achieve 3hours 12 minutes - which merited drinks all round - of which more tomorrow.

I did a short video which is on Youtube here and the footage at this viewpoint is at 1 min 30 secs in.

This view shows the first group of the elite men coming through. The sketch is done on white paper using pencil and a small selection of conte and neocolour grey pastels I happened to have loose in my pocket. Of course the actual scene was a riot of colour and movement, but I think even a very few colours touched in here and there can bring a sketch to life.



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