Waiting in town

A bus queue lined up alongside Bath Abbey, and more tourists sat on benches (previously, and here). Drawing directly with ink means ‘mistakes’ are visible, recording the process of feeling out where the lines need to go. Usually I just restate the line, adding a more accurate or expressive one, but this doesn’t work on faces, and sometimes it’s better to start again. Which is why there’s a ghost sat to the left of the first bench. I had another go, and failed better.

cloud14 cloud13cloud16Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, watercolour, A5 – various times

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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2 Responses to Waiting in town

  1. Viktoria says:

    Trying to fail better is the best approach, I think, to learning anything. You have inspired me to spend Saturday evening with a sketchbook in hand!

  2. Ed Mostly says:

    Excellent! Happy sketching Viktoria, Ed

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