Category Archives: urban sketching

Analogue and digital in London

Sketches from a trip to London, including trying out a new entry level iPad with Apple Pencil for drawing (I’m using Paper by 53 as the sketching app; it’s very basic in options so not too distracting with choices, but … Continue reading

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Ubiquitous, invisible

A while ago I became fascinated by the strings of cars I passed as I moved around the city; always there, curling round the city’s contours, but rarely noticed… The mania passed, but it was good practise! (All done when … Continue reading

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Sequentialistical (Sequentialicious?)

Various attempts to sketch sequences of time passing, in most of my favourite media… Preparing a hot-air balloon for launch in Bath’s Victoria Park. The passengers help with the spreading out of the balloon, and help to hold it open … Continue reading

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Twenty seven mile view

Looking many many miles West from the top of Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral; across the city centre and docks, across the Mersey to Birkenhead, right across the top of the Wirral peninsula, then across the Dee estuary, past an offshore wind … Continue reading

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Landscapes at 80mph

Six small gouache/opaque-watercolour sketches from a train heading South along the England/Wales border; each about the size of a credit card. The view was changing all the time but the sky was (relatively) consistent minute by minute, so this was … Continue reading

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Wet Welsh weekend

Instead of walking along the Mendips (sketched here, and here) last weekend we went walking in Crickhowell, South Wales, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Here’s a quick sketch from the ruined castle shortly after we arrived, rain threatening… … Continue reading

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Homage to Catalonia #2

After enjoying the coolth and peace of the hills it was down to the heat, busy-ness and concentrated loveliness of Girona. Here’s the view from our tiny apartment, looking down the shallow river that runs through town, occupied by noisy … Continue reading

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