Thursday, June 14, 2007

Sketching Soho with Julie Oakley

Oriental Delight
11" x 16", pen and sepia ink and coloured pencil in Daler Rowney A4 sketchbook

copyright Katherine Tyrrell

I spent yesterday with Julie Oakley of "One Mile from Home" and "Julie's Pictures". Julie has a new blog "A Family Portrait" devoted to doing portraits of her family - aiming for one per day - in the last year that all her childen are still living at home.

I'd been hoping to meet up with Julie for some time and the Private View (yesterday) of the BP Portrait Award 2007 (exhibition opens today - 14th June) provided a great excuse! So we agreed to go but also to meet up for a mini sketchcrawl in Chinatown in Soho first and then have lunch. At 10.00 o'clock we set off from the National Portrait Gallery and walked round the back of the gallery, through Leicester Square and up into Soho so we could sketch Chinatown.

To read more about our day together and see more sketches visit my Travels with a Sketchbook blog and read "Sketching Soho with Julie Oakley". Julie sketched me - and lots of other things too - see them all here.



  1. What a great idea to sketch family members in that way. How special that would be to pass down through the family. Also, nice sketch of Chinatown, looks like you had a fun day. ~Heidi

  2. I absoloutely adore this picture! The colors and lines are just wonderful. I can't wait to follow the links to see more of your time together.


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