As a sort of late Spring-clean I’ve updated various bits of the blog for your perusal and enjoyment. Most of it’s kit related, but this seems to be the most popular content!
‘Daily sketch-kit’ – now includes a couple of my bent-nib fude pens. I’ll do a full post on these soon; there’s much fun to be had with variable line width, and many types/brands/nib-angles to navigate. Here’s Parka Blogs comparison of some of the more popular models to whet your appetite.
‘Current inspiration’ – looks at A Chinese Life, full of wonderful high contrast black and white ink-brush drawings.
‘Paint’ – includes the opaque watercolours I’ve added to my palette (instead of gouache, which I never warmed to) for sketches on toned paper.
Palettes – now has instructions on how I made the latest of many models; it’s lighter than ever, with more and deeper mixing wells and extra opaque colours and won’t be coming to a shop near you soon, so have a go at making one and bespoke it to your hearts content!
Sketchbooks and paper – has instructions for the plywood-covered completely fold-backable sketchbooks, and concertina books. And I’ve removed a couple of book-binding links that had died.
Bamboo dip-pen – has links to nib-improvement and multi-coloured ink-pots.
I’ll probably update the ‘Useful Books’ section next, but let me know if there are other bits that seem a bit dated or if there’s any useful information that you’d like me to add to the blog. Thanks