The Tibetan Belt

I was away last week and stayed at a house filled with beautiful objects including this belt which I believe is Tibetan. I loved trying to capture it’s intricacies while trying to balance out with making the study ‘too tight’.

Belt with silver and coral, watercolour and graphite , 29 May 2015

Belt with silver and coral, watercolour and graphite , 29 May 2015

Tibetan belts can be quite elaborate items as I experienced first hand when traveling there some years ago. This woman was herding yaks and sheep and as my cynical partner would no doubt rightly note she was keeping an eye out for tourists passing along the main highway!

Tibetan woman herder

Tibetan woman herder

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Random Cafe Drawings

Here are some sketches from the past few weeks, no theme other than they were drawn while drinking coffee!

I was just getting this portrait started when the man finished his coffee and left. I decided to fill the rest of the page with a sign I could see out the window.

Part portrait and sign, pen and ink and watercolour, 19 May 2015

Part portrait and sign, pen and ink and watercolour, 19 May 2015

At least this next subject wasn’t going anywhere!

Garbage skip, 24 May 2015, watercolour and Copic marker

Garbage skip, 24 May 2015, watercolour, pen and ink and Copic marker

last but not least a blind drawing of the scene across from the cafe with lots of wheels in it. A forklift, a shopping trolley, a wheelie bin, two flatbed trolleys and a car. (Please excuse the image quality, the page wouldn’t sit flat on the scanner and I had some bleed through from the previous drawing on the other side of the page).

Lots of wheels, pen and ink 26 May 2015

Lots of wheels, pen and ink 26 May 2015