More illustrations

An antique phone, a g-clamp, and nine leather jackets; all from life, and all illustrating a particular story in Barry’s book. It’s interesting to be using fountain-pen for these, as almost all my daily sketching is now done using brush-pens. Pen-lines have a clarity that I can’t match with the brush, yet. But that loss is more than compensated for by the speed and flexibility of the ink-brush. And at one hour each I can’t really call these sketches; shadow studies? Experiments in Lexington grey? (Previous illustrations for the book further below)

barry feb162barrrry1barry2Lexington grey in fountain-pen and water-brush, water-colour, A4 – One hour

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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2 Responses to More illustrations

  1. Stu-ttg-art says:

    How many leather jackets has he got?!
    I love the phone pic, it looks like a digital work of art … but I know it isn’t … I know my Ed!

    • Ed Mostly says:

      He did have more at one stage! Barry is a collector, so his home is a sketchers delight. Thanks for the phone observation.; by wetting the paper first I was able to get very gradual shading using my favourite dilute Lexington grey.

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