Category Archives: watercolour sketch

Lockdown sketches #3: botanical

Having more time to watch the loveliest Spring I can remember means I’ve been drawing more plant life.  Weeds like ivy and bindweed and sticky weed caught my eye at first; I love the way they’re creeping and covering. But … Continue reading

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Outskirts

Sketchy distant views of the skies and countryside around Bath, seen from the city at various times of day. Gouache/watercolour

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More small sketches…

More from the small pocket-sized notebook, tiny landscapes this time, with a fair few from early morning dog-walking, featuring clouds that caught my eye, occasional goats and passers by.

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My eyes! My eyes!

A GIF-tastic round-up of some recent sketches, mostly of Bath, showing how water-colour works with drawings done in bamboo dip-pen and coloured ink. I love the way that the coloured ink lines can fade back into the sketch or be brought forward, … Continue reading

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Six distant hills

They’re all Stantonbury Hill, which I’ve sketched many times before, seen from North Bath. The first three were painted in quick succession in opaque watercolour on a rainy afternoon, then one in bamboo dip pen, and then a couple of quick translucent watercolours. After … Continue reading

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Hospital visit

Apologies for the lack of recent posts, all was put on hold due to an unplanned trip to hospital. I’m out now, thoroughly resting and with enough time and energy to post the sketches I made during all the empty hours in hospital… … Continue reading

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Apples and beets

More domestic than urban, some quick pencil and watercolour sketches from the late night kitchen, trying to break my over-reliance on dilute Lexington grey for tone/shadow! Although the grey ink wash is very fast and effective for quick shadows, it can make … Continue reading

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Cloudy

The same cloud sketched four times, continually changing as sunset approached (‘cloud’ is sometimes more verb than noun). The light pencil lines were mostly drawn blind, with watercolour wash added straight after the final drawing, the colours still fading from the sky. The … Continue reading

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Mendip views

Some rural sketching for a change… three views from an Autumnal walk along the Mendips. The first is from the top of Crook Peak, looking down onto the motorway (shining after a recent rain shower), and across the Bristol Channel to the … Continue reading

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Apples and shelves

The evenings are drawing in, so there’ll be more interior sketches for a few months… Here are recently harvested apples and kitchen shelves, all done with my new preferred kit (Kuretake #40 brush-pen with Lexington grey for line, dilute LG ink in fine … Continue reading

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