TV Sketching: Midsomer Murders (S22 E5&6)

Here are the remaining TV sketches for season 22 of Midsomer Murders, episodes 5 (“For Death Prepare”) and 6 (“The Witches of Angel’s Rise”).

For other TV sketching, see TV SKETCHING. For previous Midsomer Murders sketches specifically, see:

The rule is: I can’t pause the show while sketching.

First, “For Death Prepare”, in which rehearsals for Pirates of Penzance are interrupted several times (and some very early Midsomer tropes are teased).

Little digital sketches of figures and characters from Midsomer Murders s22e5
Midsomer Murders s22e5: For Death Prepare

It’s a delight drawing characters in flamboyant costumes (see also the Murder, She Wrote sketches). The flashy shapes and colours are easy to focus on, which takes some of the stress off drawing the other sections.

I kind of love those flying birds below, top right.

Little digital sketches of figures and characters from Midsomer Murders s22e5
Midsomer Murders s22e5: For Death Prepare

And as ever, lighting and protective wear remain interesting and entertaining to draw.

Little digital sketches of figures and characters from Midsomer Murders s22e5
Midsomer Murders s22e5: For Death Prepare

The Witches of Angel’s Rise skewed more towards Gothic melodrama.

Little digital sketches of figures and characters from Midsomer Murders s22e6
Midsomer Murders s22e6: The Witches of Angel’s Rise

Below, I particularly enjoyed (enjoyed?) speed-drawing the reflection in the mirrored sphere (top right), and sketching a painting (lower left) and the bucket reflections (lower right).

Little digital sketches of figures and characters from Midsomer Murders s22e6
Midsomer Murders s22e6: The Witches of Angel’s Rise

I also really like that little sketch of the figure and the bowl, third down on the right — simple shading and strong light.

Little digital sketches of figures and characters from Midsomer Murders s22e6
Midsomer Murders s22e6: The Witches of Angel’s Rise

Also, as ever, the architecture of Midsomer (above) is a delight to draw, although the camera rarely lingers quite long enough.

Also, generally, I like the excuse to use orange.

Little digital sketches of figures and characters from Midsomer Murders s22e6
Midsomer Murders s22e6: The Witches of Angel’s Rise

For other TV sketching, see TV SKETCHING. For previous Midsomer Murders sketches specifically, see:

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2 thoughts on “TV Sketching: Midsomer Murders (S22 E5&6)

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