Category Archives: bamboo dip pen

Analogue and digital in London

Sketches from a trip to London, including trying out a new entry level iPad with Apple Pencil for drawing (I’m using Paper by 53 as the sketching app; it’s very basic in options so not too distracting with choices, but … Continue reading

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Guns, drawn

Two original pistols from World War One. They could have faced each other in combat on a battlefield, now meeting in peacetime(ish) one hundred years later on a table in Shropshire, while I drew them with a bamboo dip-pen. A … Continue reading

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Sequentialistical (Sequentialicious?)

Various attempts to sketch sequences of time passing, in most of my favourite media… Preparing a hot-air balloon for launch in Bath’s Victoria Park. The passengers help with the spreading out of the balloon, and help to hold it open … Continue reading

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Dip pen hack movie!

Zowee, New York Urban Sketcher Jeffrey Levine has made a short video showing how I modified my bamboo dip-pen. He’s improved my hack by using a Dremel to make the notches, and I think the picture wire he uses might … Continue reading

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Room with a view, and coffee

Sketches over time (three years?) of the same pedestrianised street seen from above. All were sketched from the same cafe, which has changed hands during this period, but still offers the clearest view of a long busy street in Bath. … Continue reading

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The great indoors

A current theme, mostly driven by the weather, is cafe sketching. The busier the cafe the better, partly to give me more subjects to draw, but also to make my large sketchbook/bamboo dip-pen set-up slightly less conspicuous… All are in … Continue reading

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Tate Modern

Sketches from a recent visit to Tate Modern; visitors encountering ‘Babel 2001’, taking a break in the cafe, viewing Karl Blossfeldt photos, and waiting at Paddington for the train home.

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