Sketchbook Project 2013 – Wexford Main Street

The deadline for the most recent Sketchbook Project was last Tuesday 13th January.  I made it, just in time.  I really liked doing this one too- wish I had more time to draw.  And sew.  And knit.  Andandand.  Practice makes perfect after all!

front cover


close up boots

close up corcorans



fold out back

This time I did a very long drawing of a section of North Main Street in Wexford;  (Last time I wrote a wee story).  I’ve planned on drawing both Abbey Street and Capel Street in Dublin for a while; I’ve a crazy-assed plan for the drawings (if they ever materialise), and came up with the idea that this could be done as my sketchbook.  I decided to take some photos and spend the few days I’d off over Christmas drawing.  But, the day I went to take the photos of Capel Street was miserable- proper Irish yuck.  So miserable that I decided that Wexford Main Street would do.  Consequently, on Christmas Day I told Sam that he had no choice but to accompany me down town with Sunny for her walk.  While I took photos on my phone, Sam made small-talk with a crazy dude who didn’t bat an eyelid at what I was doing but told Sam all about his finding a wallet with €500 “just there” and how he didn’t bring it to the Gardai “thieving civil servants, the lot”.  Thanks Sam!

sam shaws


I stuck a Sam and Sunny in for good measure- the only bit of colour in the otherwise basic line drawings.

I scanned the entire thing in high res; someday I’ll sit down and piece it together.  Someday.  Ya know, that day in the future.

back cover


5 Responses to “Sketchbook Project 2013 – Wexford Main Street”

  1. 1 Katie January 20, 2013 at 09:12

    Nice job Amy! Really glad I got to see this sketchbook in person too last week!
    The bits with Sam ‘n’ Sunny are great. 🙂
    The second and third photos down are really interesting looking, where the sketchbook as standing up right and zig zagging…you get a sense of a 3D winding street..very clever. x

  2. 2 Conor Cullen January 21, 2013 at 13:47

    Great stuff Amy! Would love to see the full thing!

  3. 4 petra January 21, 2013 at 23:45

    wow! absolutely fab! makes me think about attempting & even perhaps completing the next sketchbook project. it’s definitively a kick up the bum! 😉

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