Category Archives: coloured paper

Apples and beets

More domestic than urban, some quick pencil and watercolour sketches from the late night kitchen, trying to break my over-reliance on dilute Lexington grey for tone/shadow! Although the grey ink wash is very fast and effective for quick shadows, it can make … Continue reading

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Around Funchal

More from Madeira, three general views around the capital. The first is from a rocky beach (they’re all rocky on Madeira…) near the harbour, buildings crowding the crumbling cliff. Then looking down a central street towards the surrounding hills, cloud … Continue reading

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Park tree

I went to the Botanical Garden to sketch the magnolias again, but it was shut (“Gates will be locked one hour before sunset”). So I sketched a tree across the road instead. Brown ink in a Kuretake #8 for the line … Continue reading

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Magnolias

Three attempts to catch the rich lusciousness of magnolias blooming in Bath’s Botanical Gardens. For the first and last ones I used fountain pen for the initial drawing, for the second one brush-pen and white roller-ball. The white paper and Payne’s Grey … Continue reading

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Six corners

The same busy corner of a kitchen work-top, sketched on six different evenings, in fountain-pen, brush-pen and pencil. It could probably make a very dull time-lapse; sauce, wine and oil bottles slowly moving around the pepper grinder! Lexington grey in fountain-pen, … Continue reading

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Mendip views

Some rural sketching for a change… three views from an Autumnal walk along the Mendips. The first is from the top of Crook Peak, looking down onto the motorway (shining after a recent rain shower), and across the Bristol Channel to the … Continue reading

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A pair of pistols

The one on the left’s a replica black-powder revolver (each of the six chambers has to be hand-loaded), and the one on the right’s a Magnum (as favoured by this chap).  I’ve sketched guns a couple of times before, but always deactivated … Continue reading

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