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…
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More marker pen
St Nicholas’ Church in Burton, Cheshire, and another one of busy kitchen shelves, both sketches using fairly strong perspective, vertical and horizontal. The church was built out of sandstone in 1720 in a very plain style, and the clock only has one hand, dating ‘from a time … Continue reading
Posted in buildings, church, coloured paper, domestic, home, marker pen, monochrome, objects Tagged drawing of church tower, kitchen sketch, marker pen sketching, perspective in sketches, Sidney Barnes, sketch of jars and packets, sketch of kitchen shelves, sketching on coloured paper, St Nicholas Church Burton, water-brush shading 2 Comments
Marker pen sketches
A couple of late night selfies (smile!), washing up on the drying rack, sketches from a walk in the Mendips, and hands. All using my new favourite marker pen; it’s very different from using the 6B pencil, you can get some line variation in … Continue reading
Back in the kitchen
More monochrome kitchen scenes, with lots of ellipses, variety and repetition in all the jars, cans, bottles and packets. Made a mistake with one? Draw another, and keep going till you fill the page! Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, A5 – … Continue reading
Posted in collections, coloured ink, coloured paper, domestic, home, kitchen, line drawing, marker pen, monochrome, objects Tagged domestic sketches, drawing ellipses, drawings of bottles and jars, Hot Chip, kitchen sketches, lexington grey sketch, monochrome sketching, sketching at home, sketching collections of objects, water-brush sketches 1 Comment
The life of stuff
I’m looking forward to more outdoor sketching in Spring, but in the meantime here are some well worn shoes (previously), a phone recharging, utensils hanging in the kitchen, and a bag waiting by the door… Everyday domestic scenes, the stuff of … Continue reading
Posted in coloured ink, coloured paper, domestic, every day matters, from life, home, inks, kitchen, Lexington grey, line drawing, monochrome, objects, waterbrush Tagged domestic sketches, fountain pen sketching, ink in water-brush, James Booker, kitchen sketch, monochrome sketches, sketch of phone charging, sketch of shoes, sketch of shopping bag, sketching with Noodlers inks, waterproof inks 1 Comment
2 hands, 2 keys, 2 watches, and some scribbles
My 201st post is more sketches of things found on the table before going to bed. I’ve done a sketch every day for the last 3 years, and it’s these late night ones that are often the hardest to start, but also the most rewarding. … Continue reading
Posted in coloured paper, every day matters, from life, hands, home, Lexington grey, line drawing, monochrome, objects Tagged bunch of keys, daily drawing, everyday drawing, fountain pen, Hand of Fatima, Kaiser Chiefs, late night sketches, sketches of hands, sketches of keys, sketches of watches 2 Comments
Late night snacks
Some late night table-top sketches, keeping up the daily drawing commitment; a square glass mug of oolong, a bunch of bananas, and almond butter and jam on oatcakes with a glass of milk…yum. I was very tired by the time I did these and … Continue reading
Posted in coloured paper, food, fruit, home, objects Tagged almond butter and jam, bananas, Beatles, cup of tea, Fairtrade, food sketches, fountain pen, glass mug of tea, glass of milk, late night sketches, plate of food, snacks 1 Comment
Lexington grey broad fountain pen and water-brush, water-colour, A6 – 20 minutes A quick sketch of a familiar view, looking South West towards Stantonbury Hill about 4 miles away. It was a balmy early summer evening, the trees all in leaf, … Continue reading
Posted in Bath, from life, home, landscape, seasonal, sketching, sky, trees, watercolour sketch, weather Tagged early summer, fountain pen, horizon, Stantonbury Hill, sunset, The Seekers Leave a comment
Fountain pen and water-brush with dilute Lexington grey, watercolour, white Gelly Roll pen, A6 – 25 minutes More condimentia and product placement with another late night sketch of the sauce shelf; spot the old classics (Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, Heinz ketchup, Tabasco, Kikkoman … Continue reading
Posted in collections, food, from life, home, kitchen, Lexington grey, objects, sketching Tagged bottles, condiments, kitchen shelf, Lea and Perrins, oils, Otis Redding, pepper grinder, sauce bottles, white gelly roll pen 1 Comment
More foul weather so some domestic sketching in the kitchen; oils, spices and condiments on a recessed shelf, and all-sorts on a work-top. I used a broad fountain pen for the line, but loaded with dilute grey ink so it doesn’t … Continue reading
Posted in collections, food, from life, home, Lexington grey, line drawing, objects Tagged bottles, broad line, condiments, Jona Lewie, kitchen, pepper grinder, shelf 3 Comments