A Brand New Photo Blog...


This is just to let you know that I am about to add a brand new feature to my main blog: An Illustrator's Life For Me! (see:
http://lynnechapman.blogspot.com ) and this an introduction to what is to come very soon!

I can only include a small selection of images in the main blog, so I have decided to create a gallery space here, where anyone interested can see addition photographs and illustrations.


Give me about a week to get properly up and running, but in the meantime, to kick off, here are a couple of photographs of me sketching out and about, probably my favourite way of drawing. The top one is me in Hanoi, during a holiday, travelling around Vietnam, about 3 years ago. I'll dig out the sketchbook and see if I can find the drawing I was doing, for the next post.



This second photo is me sketching restored wooden canal boats, as research for A Lark In The Ark, at the Ashton Packet Boatyard in Audenshaw (outside Manchester). The Wooden Canal Boat Society very kindly took me in for the day, and let me poke around wherever I liked, drawing everything and everyone. Again, I'll look out the sketchbook for next time. Anyone who knows the book will know my depiction of Noah - he was very closely based on Chris Dixon, the owner of the Forget Me Not and my guide for the morning!

See you soon!

9 comments:

weechuff said...

Wow! Another smashing blog to get my teeth into. I can't wait for you to get it up and running properly! Good luck with it:0)
Sandie x

Babs (Beetle) said...

Great idea Lynne. I will email you :O)

Sindie said...

I shall look forward to this! I have seen some of your sketchbooks before and found them fascinating. :0)

Lynne Chapman said...

Thank you so much everyone for your support and lovely comments!

I'm having great fun with it all.

Croom said...

What a great idea Lynne, your sketch books fascinate Dave and I, we have only seen one before and we do have a CD of your work. What a wonderful talent and it should be shared so thank you.

We both look forward to when it is up and running. Thank you

granny grimble said...

What can I say, you go from strength to strength! I am looking forward to this new site. Hopefully I'll see photos that I haven't 'met' before.
Try and find time to dip into some of the gangs blogs too though.

Lynne Chapman said...

I will, but there seems to be so much going on just at the moment, I seem to be caught up the whole time in one thing or another.

Expecting a breathing space at the end of next week - so much I want to catch up on, including all my new blog-friends!

mouldy said...

Hi Lynne,

Just been having a look through. Fascinating! And those sketch book drawings are fantastic. You got me going now. Got my own blog but as yet its empty. Knowing me it will stay that way but this is great, well done. Hope to see you some time soon.

C x

Lynne Chapman said...

Well thank you kindly - glad you like it!

You should have ago if you get time - it's great fun and gives you an excuse to go through your stuff. Mind you, beware the addiction factor...

With luck, we'll probably meet up at one of the publisher's Christmas parties. See you there!