The weather was amazing for our two night camping trip to Gwithian, Cornwall, even though it was a little cold in the evenings and in the wind.
As the waves were good on Friday, I sat on the beach and did a bit of drawing while Sam went surfing. The sun was shining so I found a sheltered spot next to some mussel-covered rocks which made for an interesting drawing subject. This is a biro sketch which took about 45 minutes.
This is the group of mussels I was drawing. Excuse the fuzziness, some numpty (erm...me) put a fingerprint on the lens right at the beginning of the weekend and made all the pictures cloudy.
The rock was covered from top to bottom with mussels making wet, squelchy noises the whole time I was drawing.
The beach itself was beautiful and only a five minute walk over the dunes from Gwithian Farm campsite where we were staying. Backed by grassy dunes, the golden sand stretches for as far as the eye can see. This photo really doesn't do it justice.
We went to St. Ives on Saturday which was really pretty, if a bit busy with tourists! It's not hard to see why everyone loves it though; numerous gorgeous beaches, lots of pretty boutiques and galleries and enough pasty shops and cafés to try a new one each day for weeks!
The wind came along with the sun on Saturday though, so instead of getting blown to bits on the beach after our trip to St. Ives, I stayed on the campsite to do some sketching while Sam surfed.
I didn't get too far with this ballpoint pen drawing, but you get the idea!
I had a play with paper when we got back. This is a silhouette I cut of Sam's head. Pretty good fit, eh?
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