Category Archives: clothing

Cafe life

People watching in cafes, mostly this year in Bath, but the last one’s from Istanbul a couple of years ago when I was using a marker pen. If you can get a good table a cafe’s a great winter sketching location; strong light sources, sheltered, … Continue reading

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‘How do you get to Carnegie Hall?’

Dilute Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, water-colour, A6 – 20 minutes Here’s Matthew Syed presenting at a conference I went to recently. He’s a journalist, former UK table-tennis champion, and the author of ‘Bounce’ where he explains the importance of ‘purposeful practice’, and how … Continue reading

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Buskers

Here are two of the many Bath buskers. The first is Ben Powell, an impeccable finger-style guitar player who I’ve sketched a few times before (see below). The weather’s been fine so he’s barefoot this time. I showed him the … Continue reading

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All together now…

Pencil, Lexington grey water-brush, water-colour, A6 – 20 minutes A small part of the excellent Mendip Male Voice Choir, pencil sketched while they sang ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ at All Saints Church in Weston, Bath. I added … Continue reading

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Paint it black, or grey

 Lexington grey water-brush and fountain pen, A5 – 15 minutes Another late-night sketch of something close to hand, this time some well-worn shoes, in pen and ink. The shoes are really totally black, but I wanted the laces, soles and interiors … Continue reading

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