Drawings: The rain clouds


I have been drawing again today as it was such dramatic weather. The steely grey rain clouds drifting across the south bank of the Humber while the sun was beaming down and huge white towering clouds billowed on the north bank. This resulted in spectacular effects of light and tone over the vast expanse of space.

Pastel: Rain

The chimneys of the industrial sites across the water were engulfed in the rain clouds but still visible as shadowy blocks. I was overawed by this spectical but didn’t get anywhere near capturing it in the drawings but the vision is still clear in my mind to work on in the future.

Pencil crayon: Rain cloud

I like the contrast of styles in these two drawings. The pastel being lose and expressive, drawn with speed on location and the pencil crayon more contained and geometric, drawn later in the studio.


About Annemarie Tickle

I am a Lecturer in Textiles at Hull School of Art and Design. As a visual artist I am interested in atmospheric conditions and events and how the scale of nature makes mans mark on the landscape look insignificant. I enjoy the act of doing and getting my hands dirty so my practice is intensly process led. I use a wide range of media but am particular interested in dying techniques.
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