Category Archives: from life

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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Mothly drawing

A quick sketch of a dead moth for my three-hundredth post. Followed by some older sketches of other insects found in our garden for your further enjoyment… Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, water-colour, tiny – about 10 minutes

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A slice of life

It was stone cold by the time I’d finished drawing it, and tastier than it looks. Mmm, jalapenos… Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, watercolour, A5 – 30 mins

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A pair of mugs

Late night cuppas and their shadows, as featured several times before. Just the usual three inks, and I left the table-top unpainted this time. Namiki Blue in fountain pen, Brown 41 and Lexington grey in water-brush, A5 – 30 mins

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Edding 30 marker pen

I’ve used marker pens before, reloaded with different inks, with some  mixed  results. I tried a new one when I went to London last week. The bold lines were great for very fast sketches, and the ink is water-based (so doesn’t ‘bleed through’ the page), fast drying and … Continue reading

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Urban jungle

Following the weeds, here are some more urban plants around Bath… Monochrome foliage on a Japanese Maple, ‘sticky weed’ amongst nettles (including initial line drawing), and a couple of attempts at ivy (the last one using a dried up marker pen and tea). … Continue reading

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Two wheelers

Enough of cars, here are some scooters, motorbikes and bikes seen around Bath. The curvy scooters are a real joy to sketch, toy-like with tiny tyres and complicated engine parts discretely covered (but the tilted oblique wheels are tricky…). The floating blue bike on the … Continue reading

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