Perfect View

Read from top left to bottom right, six quick pencil and ink-wash sketches on grey paper (white sky and colour added at home) made while walking up Perfect View, dodging occasional passing cars and dog-walkers. The road looks rural, but is in Bath city, skirting round the side of one of the many steep hills. See below for the view looking down the same road, sketched three years ago when I was mostly using black felt-tip and starting to use grey ink-washes for shading. And further below for another ‘sequential’ sketch, in Tenby.

prefectgfa1Grafwood 5B pencil, dilute lexington grey in water-brush, water-colour, A5 – 40 mins



About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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4 Responses to Perfect View

  1. Stu-ttg-art says:

    I must say, 2013 was glaringly bright in contrast (pun intended) to 2016. Don’t you sometimes long to return to those times (of higher contrast)? But I must admit, I had to squint at the 2013 pic, but sometimes that’s right, right?

  2. Ed Mostly says:

    Well, it was a Winter day with low sunlight… But probably more to do with black ink, and my scanner and fiddling with levels to get rid of the yellow tint from the Fabriano paper I was using then!
    Must go and listen to the Monkees,
    ‘But today there is no day or night
    Today there is no dark or light.
    Today there is no black or white,
    Only shades of gray.’

  3. miatagrrl says:

    Just read about your demo and lecture on Manchester! All this time I thought your name was really Mostly! 🙂


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