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 Portrait Gallery



Heron by Highland River at Dawn


This is a water color A2 size using a limited pallet of colors of a Heron waiting on the bank above the river for breakfast to come along the early bird catches - the fish (or worm lol).

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Patrick Swayze


Pencil study from a magazine photo done with HB pencil

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Elvis Portrait in Charcoal


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

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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

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The Queen


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

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Sketch Book Doodles


2nd attempt with flowers plus some boats in color pencils

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The Forgotten Cottage


This is a picture of an old highland cottage that no one lives in now and sadly is long since forgotten about left to rot and decay, 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

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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 colored painting done on A3 water color 180lb paper.

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Texel Sheep


This is a head of a Texel sheep done from memory with HB pencil

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Flowers in Felt Tips


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

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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.

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Brechin Castle


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

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My First 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.

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First Fairy Drawing


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

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My First Bird Sketches


I have just taken up art again having not done any for over 35 years. I use oils and water colors back then and in school previously but not done anything until 14 weeks ago and took a leisure class in water color 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 people’s 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 sketch book A3 size.

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Horse Head


My 1st drawing of a horse’s head

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Penguin in Ink


My 1st penguin done with pen and ink.

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My First Giraffe


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

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Sketch 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 color pencils

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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 color pencil added.

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Sketch Book Doodles 2


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.

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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

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Mother and Son


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

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Sketch Book Doodles 1


More doodles from my sketch books

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