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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

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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

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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

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Pan, pancake, lemons and sand-paper

A week late, but here’s a kitchen scene from Shrove Tuesday. The fresh pancakes were too delicious to sketch mid-cooking, so I saved one after we’d eaten our fill and drew it once the pan had cooled. It was the scorched patterns on … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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