Category Archives: thumbnails

Travel thumbnails #3, planes

More travel thumbnails in gouache, this time the view from an airplane flying Istanbul to London. The window shapes and wing-tips are a bit wonky… All in Black Pigma 1mm pen, water-brush with Lexington grey ink, gouache, A5 Taxiing down the … Continue reading

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TV thumbnails

Using the pause button to do lots of quick thumbnail sketches while watching late night television. Good for trying to catch the key lines and shapes. Not happy with the sketch? Do another one. Still not entirely happy? Do another. … Continue reading

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Gouache thumbnails

Some tiny views around Bath, including one of Little Solsbury Hill at the top. Gouache seems to work well for thumbnail landscapes. The freedom to paint on top of paint is particularly useful when sketching skies, but still seems strange after using … Continue reading

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