Drawings and Sketches
by Anne Burgoyne


Welcome to Anne Burgoyne’s drawings and sketches gallery. Anne has been uploading her work shortly after this website was born.

The most surprising thing for me was to lean that Anne did not draw for more than 35 years…. Then, in just one Sunday afternoon she sketched a composite study of wild bird heads. All I can say is: awesome after such a long time.



I am pointing out this seemingly irrelevant fact, but this is the point my friends! Anne Burgoyne has an outstanding sense for capturing animal shapes, and I must say again that this is after more than 35 years of non-artistic activity and with the arthritis in her fingers. That can be very hard and challenging.

Well, I am very happy that we can see Anne’s doodles and sketches. Please observe and learn something new. Do your own doodles, sketches or drawings and upload them here. We will be looking forward to seeing your artwork :) If Ann can do it, you can do it too :)

Enjoy Anne Burgoyne’s Gallery


The dawn fisherman - The Heron

This is a water colour A2 size using a limited palet of colours of a herron waiting on the bank above the river for breakfast to come along the early bird catches - the fish (or worm lol).
This was my first every water colour after not doing any art in this medium since I was in high school and no art since I was in my late teens a good few years ago now boo hoo hope you like it.

Patrick Swayze

pencil study from a magazine photo done with HB pencil

Elvis - Portrait in Charcoal

This is one I did back in 1971 which I was lucky enough to get Elvis to sign for me.

Young boy

This is a charcoal and white conte pencil drawing of a young boy done from a black and white photo taken back in the 50/60's

The Queen

This is a sketch done form memory of her majesty the Queen of the UK in pencil using a hb pencil

Sketch Book Doodles

2nd attempt with flowers plus some boats in coloured pencils

The Forgotten Cottage

This is a picture of a old highland cottage that no one lives in now and sadly is long since forgotten about left to rot and decay open to the ellimnets, I wonder what a story it could tell us if it could speak!
Done with a HB pencil this is my 1sr attempt to do a tonal value sketch. size is 1/4 imperial

The Boat on the Loch

This is my attempt at doing a mirror reflection and mist on water in the rear of the picture I did not do a lot to the background so not a lot of detail there as I was practicing mist and reflection on still water which I had not done before. This is a Water colour painting done on A3 water colour 180lb paper

texel sheep

this is a head of a texel sheep done from memory with HB pencil

Flowers in felt tips

Just a quick doodle (sketch of flowers out of my head) to try out felt tip pens.

Down on the river

This is a 5x7 inch on card painting in acrylics done to make a birthday card there is a bit of a fuzzy appearance due to there is an acetate cover on it and that reflected the light when I photographed it.

Brechin Castle - 1st atempt at a building

This was done in stages starting in pencil line drawing building up the work adding details then used coloured pencils over the top





My 1st Sketches Of Wildlife

This is my 1st animal doodle page in a sketch book done the same day as my 1st bird sketches after a long time away from drawing and painting over 35 years since I did any art so taking it up and trying drawing.

1st Fairy

This is my 1st attempt at a fairy done in water colours size A4.

My 1st Bird Sketches

I have just taken up art again having not done any for over 35 years. I use oils and water colours back then and in school previously but not done anything until 14 weeks ago and took a leisure class in water colour painting. I never draw my picture and paint it straight off but I thought it may be good to get back to drawing as the last I did when I was 18 of Elvis and he signed it for me. It was around the same time I really stopped painting and at my age thought I would try again and hope to be able one day to make my drawings look like that which I am drawing more so the animals and peoples faces not easy as I have arthritis in my fingers but I will keep trying, this was just my Sunday afternoon doodle page in my scetch book A3 size.

Horses head

1st drawing of a horses head

Penguin in Ink

My 1st penguin done with pen and ink.

My 1st Giraffe

Done in sepia coloured ink with a pen. Just a quick sketch to try out my skills with drawing animals and using ink

Scetch Book Doodles

More little sketches done in my sketch book which I use to learn to draw. These were done in the 14 weeks after I started my art quest, I had never drawn before. The sketch books I have are thought from within my head. A few copied or base lightly on pictures seen and the odd few copied from pictures thought not many all done is a short quick space of time say 10/15 min these were done in pencil and coloured pencils

Sketch Book Doodles of Animals

My sketch book are quick doodle drawings done mainly out of my head. Some based or copied from pictures not many and some from life most are in pencil others have coloured pencil added.

Sketch Book Doodles

These are from my sketch book. I started a sketch book to help me learn to draw. I have been in to art for about 15 weeks now and had never drawn before so thought it would be a good way to start my art so all my sketch books are works done quickly most are from out of my head not copied from pictures etc a few will be from life and odd ones copied or styled on pictures.

doodles from my sketch book

This is a doodle from one of my sketch books all drawings on the site are from doodles and sketches I have done since taking up this great hobby again in the last 13 weeks

Mother & Son

This is a couloured pencil drawing done 1st in pencils then over coloured

Sketch book doodles

More doodles from my sketch books

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  1. My Disney style drawings

    Jun 22, 19 08:38 AM

    I drew a girl Disney style please help me come up with a name for her the winner will get a 🦄 emoji commented to them🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄

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  2. Painting of Lord Ganesha

    Jun 20, 19 09:32 AM

    This painting of lord Ganesha i had drawn in my school for competition but it was not selected .... please help me and tell me what mistake i had done

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  3. A Kingfisher Awaits His Prize

    Jun 20, 19 09:20 AM

    I regularly see kingfishers here in Wimborne,Dorset. I have tried many times to sketch them at the first chance of seeing them but they don't hang around.

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  4. Imaginary decor with ballpen

    Jun 20, 19 09:11 AM

    So here is another quick one.

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  5. Leeds Castle

    Jun 20, 19 09:08 AM

    Leeds Castle is located in Kent, England and is built on an island in a lake. The site dates to 1119 and Henry VIII (1491-1547) used it as a residence

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  6. Chateau Miranda

    Jun 20, 19 09:07 AM

    Chateau Miranda is located in Celles, Province of Namur, Belgium. Said to be haunted, it was designed in 1866 and completed in 1907. Descendants of the

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  7. Casa Loma

    Jun 19, 19 04:59 AM

    As a child I was fascinated by the incredible castles of Europe and asked my Dad if we would ever be able to visit a castle. He said How about next weekend

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  8. Elephant Bathing

    Jun 17, 19 08:49 PM

    Nothing like a relaxing bath after a hard day. Now, where did I put that rubber ducky?

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  9. Completed work with ballpoint pen

    Jun 16, 19 10:27 AM

    So here it is.

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  10. Chateau De Labourdonnais, Mauritius

    Jun 15, 19 06:46 PM

    A work with ballpoint pens of 0.7mm and 1.0mm. On the left is Christian Wiehe who built this mansion. Middle is the mansion itself. On the right is

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  11. my barbie doll

    Jun 15, 19 03:26 AM

    this drawing is spacial for me . when my friend's sister give birth to a girl child at that time i had drawn this barbie doll sketch ...

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  12. landscape drawing

    Jun 14, 19 04:33 AM

    IN THIS LANDSCAPE DRAWING I USED OIL PASTEL TO COLOR IT. FOR SHADING I USED MY FINGERS AND COTTON. THERE ARE TWO BIRDS SITTING ON THE BRANCH OF A TREE..

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  13. Again with left hand

    Jun 08, 19 09:18 PM

    Gel ink pen.

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  14. My first human portrait

    Jun 08, 19 08:54 PM

    He was really special to me but couldn't gift him . I wish he can see this someday ...

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  15. Butterfly drawing

    Jun 06, 19 09:31 AM

    Colourful butterfly

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