I’m an Urban Sketcher…
- Two days sunshine, heatwave!A couple of wisterias; Chinese on the left, Japanese on the right? Spot the foolish mosquito that interrupted my sketching... #mostlydrawing #bathurbansketchers #botanicalillustration #urbansketcher #urbansketchersSame tree (magnolia ‘umbrella tree’ in Bath Botanical Garden) but different media: ink on left, carbon pencil on right. #mostlydrawing #urbansketching #bathurbansketchers #botanicalillustrationStarted this on one dog walk, returned another day to finish it! Bosky tree in Vicky Park.100+ people sketched this week, mostly in Bath, mostly fude pen dipped in grey/black ink, all funThe first eleven for this year’s challenge to sketch 100 people in one week. #oneweek100people2020 #usk #bathurbansketchers #mostlydrawing
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- Antonia Santolaya/Enrique Flores A chance to browse through 26 travel sketchbooks. Lots of fresh watercolour, ink and pencil location pictures.
- Buttnekkiddoodles Don Colley’s blog, sharing fabulous brush-pen drawings of people and much else. He’s a big fan of Pitt Artist brush pens.
- Danny Gregory His book ‘The Creative License’ got me sketching, and his other books have helped to keep me going. He has a wonderfully loose style, using dip-pens, saturated colour inks etc.
- Handprint Exceptionally comprehensive information on watercolour paints and equipment. Exhaustive details on pigments, translucency, comparing brands etc. Essential viewing for the true obsessive.
- James Gurney A mine of information on ‘plein air’ painting and sketching from the author of ‘Dinotopia’. Daily posts, always interesting.
- Nina Johansson Stockholm based urban sketching, with lovely clarity and glowing colours. Lots of useful information on sketching kit that helped to get me started.
- Russel Stutler Lots of very useful information on brush pens, palettes, sketching techniques. Based in Japan.
- Steven Reddy Great use of pen drawing and grey ink washes, sometimes combined with clear colour on top.
- The Sketching Forum Informal sharing of ideas, techniques, pictures and general chat about sketching. Set up by Russ Stutler.
- Urban Sketchers A constant parade of individual responses to the challenge of urban sketching. Always good for some inspiration, a new approach to try…
Category Archives: gouache
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
Posted in bamboo dip pen, Bath, cars, clouds, fude pen, gouache, journeys, landscape, sequential, urban, urban sketching Tagged fude pen sketches, hot air balloon launch sketch, motorway sketches, sketch of hot air balloon, sketches from moving car, sketches of clouds, sketching in Bath, The Kinks, urban sketching 4 Comments
Landscapes at 80mph
Six small gouache/opaque-watercolour sketches from a train heading South along the England/Wales border; each about the size of a credit card. The view was changing all the time but the sky was (relatively) consistent minute by minute, so this was … Continue reading
Posted in clouds, gouache, landscape, sky, trains, urban sketching Tagged Chaka Khan, cloud sketches, Fatback band, gouache sketches, sketches of sky, Sketching on a train, urban sketching 3 Comments
Wet Welsh weekend
Instead of walking along the Mendips (sketched here, and here) last weekend we went walking in Crickhowell, South Wales, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Here’s a quick sketch from the ruined castle shortly after we arrived, rain threatening… … Continue reading
Homage to Catalonia #2
After enjoying the coolth and peace of the hills it was down to the heat, busy-ness and concentrated loveliness of Girona. Here’s the view from our tiny apartment, looking down the shallow river that runs through town, occupied by noisy … Continue reading
Homage to Catalonia #1
Back from a wonderful time in Catalunya, initially in the hills of the Collsacabra near Tavertet, then in Girona city where I enjoyed meeting up with the local Urban Sketchers group. I was mostly using a new larger sketchbook (it’s … Continue reading
Back to front with gouache
Maru Godas’ work and the arrival of sunshine have inspired me to give gouache another chance. I’m enjoying exploring its flexible sketchy possibilities, love the physical presence that opaque colour has on the paper, and it’s speeded up some aspects of … Continue reading
Posted in coloured paper, drawing buildings, gouache, palettes, pencil, sketching, technique, urban, urban sketching, white marker pen Tagged Amerigo Gazaway, gouache and ink drawing, gouache sketches, Maru Godas, Schmincke gouache, sketching palette, urban sketching, white sketching pens 10 Comments
Sketchy distant views of the skies and countryside around Bath, seen from the city at various times of day. Gouache/watercolour
A glass of milk, mugs of tea, and a glass of water; late night drink sketches (more here). I’m still fascinated by the way that something so simple can be so tricky to get right; the combination of ellipses, curious lighting … Continue reading
Posted in coloured paper, domestic, from life, glass, gouache, Lexington grey, line drawing, monochrome, objects Tagged cup of tea, drawing cups and mugs, drawing ellipses, fountain pen sketches, glass of milk, glass of water, mug of tea, Rolling Stones, sketching at home, sketching drinks 1 Comment
The wonderful Carters Steam Fair was in Bath over the summer, with steam-powered bumper cars, dodgems, dive bombers, chair-o-planes, giant octopus and much more. I sketched some of the logos on the vintage slot machines in the penny arcade (just doing the lines on … Continue reading
Posted in Bath, collections, from life, gouache, nostalgia, park, sketching, urban, vehicles, white pen Tagged Arcade Fire, Bath, Carter's Steam Fair, fairground sketching, penny arcade, Scammel lorry, slot machine logos, steam fair, urban sketching, vintage truck 1 Comment
Beside the sea #2
Some more from Easter at Aberporth in West Wales. People and dogs on the beach observed over 30 minutes (spot the soggy wet-suit walkers); a tractor pulling a boat out of the sea after the morning lobster-pot check; and fishing from the beach … Continue reading
Posted in animals, beach, coloured paper, from life, gouache, holiday, Lexington grey, monochrome, people, sea, sketching, vehicles, Wales, waves Tagged Aberporth, beach, dogs, dogs on the beach, fishermen, fishing, Kraft paper, people watching, Pulp, tractor, waves, wet-suit 2 Comments