Category Archives: bamboo dip pen

Compare and contrast…

I love the way urban sketching explicitly celebrates the different ways we respond to a location. Here’s an example from Monday when I had the opportunity to sketch in Bath with Gary Yeung (a member of the USK Hong Kong … Continue reading

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‘Busy busy world’

Reaping the benefits of good weather by indulging in my default sketching mode: people watching.  Bath is blessed by a huge variety of visitors from around the world adding to the interest. I’ve been trying to focus on crowds, groups … Continue reading

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Some fillums…

Trying out timelapse sketching, using this goose-neck camera mount and this type of GoPro camera (when it was even cheaper!) which has a 170 degree very wide-angle lens. The films are fun to do, and an interesting way to reflect on your … Continue reading

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‘Things to make and do’

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 … Continue reading

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Small world…

A great afternoon in Bath with Susan from Salt Spring Island, BC Canada, sharing approaches and observations on urban figure sketching. Her island’s 7,500km/4,700miles from Bath, but coincidentally she lives 5 minutes away from my mother’s second cousin (whose daughter coincidentally … Continue reading

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Nineteen musicians and two train-spotters

A jazz band in Oswestry (my sister’s playing saxophone) sketched from the balcony of the old chapel they rehearse in… …Nik Jovcic-Sas busking in front of the queue for the Roman Baths… …an acapella group singing Bulgarian and Romanian folk songs … Continue reading

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A rural interlude…

Here is a Welsh valley sketched twice in different media (Sally says it looks like a Geography textbook…), four views from a train in four different media (felt-tip, pencil, ink-brush, watercolour), some sheep and lambs (topical!), and a different Welsh valley (out-take … Continue reading

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