This month I have been mostly using Caran d’Ache Luminance pencils, in ‘dark indigo’. They’re my new favourite mark-maker; soft and responsive on the paper, lots of pigment for rich lines, and barely any smudging. They combine well with watercolour, and fainter lines can fade into the background when needed.
First there’s a crowd of fans waiting on a traffic island for a glimpse of Timothée Chalamet, in Bath filming Wonka. I added colour when I got home, hence the traffic light colours being upside down…
Then forty one quick sketches of Bath bench-life. People dozing, eating, drinking, smoking, chatting, pondering, reading, texting, some alone, some in groups, accompanied by five dogs, one pigeon and a bike. Spot three babies and an ice-cream.
And finally various scenes around town, all fairly small, A5 or A6. There’s even a few without people! (Click on them to see them larger and uncropped)