It’s either late afternoon or early evening. Lights are coming on but the sky is still reflected in the car windows, colour’s fading from the cars, buildings and people. That’s the back of the Royal Crescent silhouetted in the background, a few of its many many chimneys! Drawn with a brush-pen, fingers gradually seizing up, with colour washes added at home from memory.


Lexington grey in Kuretake #8 brush-pen and water-brush, watercolour, A5 – 40 mins total

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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8 Responses to Twilight

  1. Helen says:

    Love the cold, crisp warmth in this. Thanks Ed!

  2. Cathy says:

    I love the glow in the windows! It really seems like twilight and how the windows have such a warm glow to them. Very nice sketch!

  3. Viktoria says:

    I really like how you observed the different temperatures of light. I have found in photography that this can be quite tricky, and I guess sketching twilight or night scenes is still a bit too intimidating for me to attempt. I also like the texture of the sky.

    • Ed Mostly says:

      Hi Viktoria, I used more Quinachridone Gold for the street-lamps’ sodium glare, and more Hanza Yellow for the windows’ domestic lighting. And it’s the W+N French Ultramarine that makes the sky granulate like that, but it’s hard to predict what it’ll do! I think sketching at twilight at least simplifies the colours you’re dealing with…

  4. Wonderful. We lived at 2 Catherine Place for the best part of a decade so this view was instantly recognisable to me. I love the warmth of the lighting, and how you portray the outside chill through the characters stance.

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