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: objects
Two original pistols from World War One. They could have faced each other in combat on a battlefield, now meeting in peacetime(ish) one hundred years later on a table in Shropshire, while I drew them with a bamboo dip-pen. A … Continue reading
Four sketches where I pushed the contrast by using stronger inks and white highlights, including some knobbly autumnal squash. With the last two I had that horrible moment when I realised I’d carried on working on them too long and that there wasn’t … Continue reading
Posted in botany, clouds, coloured ink, flowers, objects, white pen Tagged coloured ink sketches, sketch of clouds, sketch of flowers, sketch of knobbly squash, Talking Heads 2 Comments
And now for something…
…completely different. My last post was unexpectedly popular (a six-fold increase in visitors to the site!), and hopefully there are wooden sketchbooks now emerging from book-presses all over the world. Here’s a sketch from a small exhibition at the Victoria Art … Continue reading
Back to Madeira with some sketches from the Frederico de Freitas museum in Funchal. A small ivory carving (with a lamb on the shoulder and one on the knee, St Agnes?), figures on tiles, and a C19th engraving of Madeira printed in … Continue reading
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
Posted in brush pen, coloured paper, domestic, ink brush, interiors, kitchen, Lexington grey, line drawing, monochrome, objects Tagged brush-pen sketching, domestic sketching, fountain pen sketches, ink brush sketching, kitchen sketches, monochrome, sketches of bottles and jars, Supergrass 2 Comments
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
Shoes, bananas, glasses and bottles; all drawn in November when daylight was short and indoor evening sketching the only option. Now the days have started getting longer, two or three minutes every day, so more outdoor sketching is just over the horizon… Lexington grey … Continue reading
More wrestling with ellipses, reflections, distortions and translucency. Coloured paper and white water-colour’s a great combination for these late night studies. Lexington grey in Kuretake #8 ink-brush and water-brush, watercolour, A5 – a range of times, but fairly fast as it was … Continue reading
Barry’s book #2
Another five illustrations for Barry’s book, all from life, illustrating various anecdotes and reflections. The holidays are approaching so there’s a fair chance I’ll get more done soon… Lexington grey in fountain-pen and water-brush, watercolour, A4 – about 1 hour each
Posted in Barry's book, domestic, fruit, grisaille, illustration, line drawing, monochrome, objects Tagged Andy Williams, domestic sketching, fountain pen sketching, grisaille sketches, Simon & Garfunkel, sketch of bookshelves, sketch of hand holding pass, sketch of lemons, sketch of suitcases, tyre tracks 4 Comments