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Dip pen hack movie!

Zowee, New York Urban Sketcher Jeffrey Levine has made a short video showing how I modified my bamboo dip-pen. He’s improved my hack by using a Dremel to make the notches, and I think the picture wire he uses might … Continue reading

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Funchal museum

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

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Twilight

It’s either late afternoon or early evening. Lights are coming on but the sky is still reflected in the car windows, colour’s fading from the cars, buildings and people. That’s the back of the Royal Crescent silhouetted in the background, a … Continue reading

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Near the Easter processions…

Back in Cordoba with people waiting for Easter processions to start, watching them from a balcony, and some band members recovering after hours of playing in the heat! I think drawing groups of figures is my default for ‘urban sketching’; I love picking out … Continue reading

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I, Robert

Some robot/robert sketches from Japan, mostly at the Tokyo Museum of Emerging Science. First some animatronic manikin heads that nod and change expression empathetically when you speak into a microphone. They’re looking down on Asimo, the museum’s star attraction, named after Isaac Asimov, … Continue reading

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Swedish birds

A collection of birds seen in Stockholm. First there are two sketches from the Biologiska Museet, a beautiful wooden Victorian museum full of dioramas populated by stuffed animals who’ll hold a pose for as long as you need (the first picture looks like a scene from … Continue reading

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Panoramic

An oddly tidy living room with a detailed panoramic engraving of Bath by Trevor Haddrell (it’s hung straight in the real room. And the table top is level. And the chairs are the same height. Harrumph). I’m following Steven Reddy’s approach again (watch the linked … Continue reading

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