Barry’s book #2

Another five illustrations for Barry’s book, all from life, illustrating various anecdotes and reflections. The holidays are approaching so there’s a fair chance I’ll get more done soon…

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Lexington grey in fountain-pen and water-brush, watercolour, A4 – about 1 hour each

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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4 Responses to Barry’s book #2

  1. Stu-ttg-art says:

    Wow! 1 hour each! So you do a preliminary sketch at Barry’s place and finish off at home? I’m guessing the last picture is of wheelchair tracks over spilt tea/coffee. Knowing you, it could also be something more sinister 😉 Your style with the grey ink is very recognisable and I envy you for that. Would be interested in seeing this book, once it’s published.

    • Ed Mostly says:

      Thanks. One hour’s about right. Usually 10 mins getting the key shapes and lines in pencil, then 40 mins drawing with fountain pen, and finally 10 mins adding shade with the ink/water-brush; that’s the fun 2D/3D bit! The last picture is from a story about Barry accidentally running over a very white coat after the owner had been staggeringly rude to him; justice!

  2. Viktoria says:

    These are all wonderful sketches; I could not pick out a favourite! (Ok, perhaps the lemons. Or the card-holding hand. Or the tracks on the ground…) Wish I was as productive, but at least I am a bit more inspired now.

    • Ed Mostly says:

      Many thanks! I like the lemons best. Partly because I had to rescue the sketch by using very fine sand-paper to remove a layer of over-enthusiastic ink shading, leaving a faint cloth pattern… serendipity.

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