AN artist is spending lockdown drawing places he visits while on his daily walks.

Steve Crowther found inspiration while in lockdown and not wanting to stop drawing, he started drawing the places he would see while out walking in Clayton-Le-Moors.

Mr Crowther has sketched every day since the lockdown started and even films how he makes them on his iPad.

He said: “As I lost access to my beloved studio space at the Haworth Art Gallery, I knew I needed to keep going and trying to improve my art.

“I don’t have the space at home to set up a permanent space, so I decided that a series of smaller sketches using my portable urban sketching kit would be a good idea.

“I also wanted to add some notes to the sketches as a sort of journal which I can look back on.

“It’s been great to share these on Social Media too and let others see the way I’m travelling on the same journey as everyone else.”

The artist takes pictures of places he wishes to draw while he is on a walk, then paints them using his iPad at home.

He said: “I decided that I wasn’t going to let the time go to waste and that I would use it to improve my sketching skills and to try and get out and sketch from life.

“Since this started over 30 days ago, I have sketched every day and have now begun creating additional iPad sketches with the videos on how these were painted to accompany them.

“I hope that these sketches will be a good memory of how I dealt with the social distancing and how they helped to keep me sane whilst locked indoors.”

Drawing has helped Mr Crowther get through the lockdown so far and he intends to continue on in this way.

He said: “My sketching confidence has improved each day and I’m really enjoying the sketching process, something that I can find stressful at times.

“The mundane things seem exciting and I am seeing everything as a potential sketching subject.”

To see more of his work, visit his Facebook page @stevecrowtheart