Category Archives: urban

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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Sketchers sketching sketchers sketching

Had a great day sketching with Gary Yeung (visiting the UK from Hong Kong) and Jim (visiting central Bath from Oldfield Park); we met for a similar sketchcrawl last year, posted here. Three sketchers sketching their immediate environment together led … Continue reading

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It’s been a while…

Sorry for the lack of posts, mostly due to end of school year busy-ness and the ease of using Facebook instead; apologies! So here are a few recent sketches, all exploring the fun you can have with the mother/daddy of … Continue reading

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Back to front with gouache

Maru Godas’ work and the arrival of sunshine have inspired me to give gouache another chance. I’m enjoying exploring its flexible sketchy possibilities, love the physical presence that opaque colour has on the paper, and it’s speeded up some aspects of … Continue reading

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French Collection 2

Various sketches from a trip to Southern France at Easter, mostly bamboo dip-pen and watercolour, with some correction pen and ink-brush for variety. I was busy posting these on Facebook at the time, but forgot to put them here… (And … Continue reading

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Sharing

A lovely aspect of the Urban Sketchers community is members’ enthusiasm for freely sharing top-tips and information; about kit, techniques, locations, approaches etc. This spirit of generosity was particularly evident at the symposium I attended, and continued after it ended … Continue reading

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