Back in the city

“Hey, I am just a city boy, I’m really not the country kind, I miss the city streets and the neon lights. See the train comin’ round the bend…” The first sketch is a passenger on a train back to the city (Bath, not NY…), after a walk in the Mendips. Then there’s a group of tourists in central Bath, followed by the original line drawing done on location. Then a cafe scene (and the same cafe previously), a man I saw in the local X-ray department, and finally some people on a train station platform. I love cities, so many people to sketch!

peeps2frome06 peeps1mendips etc06jan203weedier06 weedier10All done with fountain pen and ink-brush, with a bit of white crayon and ink on the first picture, and a dab of gold in the cafe, mostly A5 – from 2 to 30 mins

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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6 Responses to Back in the city

  1. catagonia12 says:

    Really enjoy these people sketches. The first sketch I really enjoy, the hands are esp. good. When you first started drawing people, did you first draw with pencil? Do you draw from magazines?

    • Ed Mostly says:

      Many thanks! Drawing people seems to be my default sketching mode… I’ve really drawn in pencil, mostly because I don’t like the feel of them on paper

      • Ed Mostly says:

        … (Hit post by accident!) I meant to say I’ve NEVER really drawn in pencil. But that’s changing as I’ve discovered the super-smooth 6B Grafwood pencil. So, straight in with ink, and no under-drawing. Hence the visible ‘mistakes’ like the X-ray man’s head. And I only usually draw from life, I like the challenge! Ed

      • Cathy says:

        Thanks, great blog! You’ve inspired me to go out more and sketch people!

  2. Ed Mostly says:

    Excellent, job done! Ed

  3. melisnorth says:

    Can you tell I’m catching up on your posts? I took an unplanned break from sketching and am only now just coming back and working my way through the archives. Your people sketching is fabulous, particularly those interior sketches. I can picture myself being there.

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