I’m an Urban Sketcher…
- Two days sunshine, heatwave!A couple of wisterias; Chinese on the left, Japanese on the right? Spot the foolish mosquito that interrupted my sketching... #mostlydrawing #bathurbansketchers #botanicalillustration #urbansketcher #urbansketchersSame tree (magnolia ‘umbrella tree’ in Bath Botanical Garden) but different media: ink on left, carbon pencil on right. #mostlydrawing #urbansketching #bathurbansketchers #botanicalillustrationStarted this on one dog walk, returned another day to finish it! Bosky tree in Vicky Park.100+ people sketched this week, mostly in Bath, mostly fude pen dipped in grey/black ink, all funThe first eleven for this year’s challenge to sketch 100 people in one week. #oneweek100people2020 #usk #bathurbansketchers #mostlydrawing
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- Antonia Santolaya/Enrique Flores A chance to browse through 26 travel sketchbooks. Lots of fresh watercolour, ink and pencil location pictures.
- Buttnekkiddoodles Don Colley’s blog, sharing fabulous brush-pen drawings of people and much else. He’s a big fan of Pitt Artist brush pens.
- Danny Gregory His book ‘The Creative License’ got me sketching, and his other books have helped to keep me going. He has a wonderfully loose style, using dip-pens, saturated colour inks etc.
- Handprint Exceptionally comprehensive information on watercolour paints and equipment. Exhaustive details on pigments, translucency, comparing brands etc. Essential viewing for the true obsessive.
- James Gurney A mine of information on ‘plein air’ painting and sketching from the author of ‘Dinotopia’. Daily posts, always interesting.
- Nina Johansson Stockholm based urban sketching, with lovely clarity and glowing colours. Lots of useful information on sketching kit that helped to get me started.
- Russel Stutler Lots of very useful information on brush pens, palettes, sketching techniques. Based in Japan.
- Steven Reddy Great use of pen drawing and grey ink washes, sometimes combined with clear colour on top.
- The Sketching Forum Informal sharing of ideas, techniques, pictures and general chat about sketching. Set up by Russ Stutler.
- Urban Sketchers A constant parade of individual responses to the challenge of urban sketching. Always good for some inspiration, a new approach to try…
Category Archives: waves
Sketches from a recent trip to Grinda Island in the Stockholm archipelago; a couple of attempts to describe the ferry’s energetic wake; the view of nearby islands from our rocky peninsula with my daughter reading on a sunny ledge, drawn in bamboo … Continue reading
Baywatch, day and night
Two more Summer seaside views, when I was moving from pen to ink-brush for the key elements of a sketch. The first is from a ledge at the top of the North Cliffs, looking across the bay to Tenby old-town, with tree-tops below … Continue reading
Posted in boats, comparisons, ink brush, inks, landscape, Lexington grey, monochrome, sea, Tenby, Wales, waves Tagged Belle and Sebastian, cliff-top sketches, coastal sketching, distant view of Tenby, ink-brush landscape sketch, sketch looking along the coast, sketches of Tenby, sketching at night, Tenby life-boat stations 4 Comments
From a visit to Aberporth a couple of years ago, trying out an inflatable canoe (it’s great!). I paddled around the headland to an inaccessible cove near the missile testing range, and sketched the beached canoe as the tide came in… … Continue reading
A couple of sketches from the peaceful Galloway coast, both done with pencil for line, dilute ink for shading, and water-colour wash for soft colour. First some smooth pebbles at low tide, and then a very still sea at flood-tide, with … Continue reading
Posted in beach, clouds, Galloway, holiday, pencil, rural, sea, waves Tagged flood-tide, Isle of Man, pencil sketches, sketch of beach pebbles, sketch of calm sea, sketching by the sea, sketching in Galloway, The Who Leave a comment
Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, watercolour, A5 – one hour We spent last week in Stockholm, and I was delighted to have the chance to go on a sketchcrawl, kindly arranged by Nina Johansson. Here are Tina (on the fence) and Nina … Continue reading
Posted in buildings, from life, holiday, journeys, people, sketching, Stockholm, urban, waves Tagged docks, fountain pen, kayak, Nina Johansson, ship, sketchcrawl, sketchers, Stockholm sketching, The Doors, urban sketching, water 2 Comments
Beside the sea #2
Some more from Easter at Aberporth in West Wales. People and dogs on the beach observed over 30 minutes (spot the soggy wet-suit walkers); a tractor pulling a boat out of the sea after the morning lobster-pot check; and fishing from the beach … Continue reading
Posted in animals, beach, coloured paper, from life, gouache, holiday, Lexington grey, monochrome, people, sea, sketching, vehicles, Wales, waves Tagged Aberporth, beach, dogs, dogs on the beach, fishermen, fishing, Kraft paper, people watching, Pulp, tractor, waves, wet-suit 2 Comments
Beside the seaside
Some sketches from a week by the sea in Wales, with more painting than drawing in an attempt to catch the soft natural forms. First some wave-watching, a tiny fish washed up on the beach, and a solitary morning beach walker… …the … Continue reading
Posted in beach, clouds, from life, gouache, holiday, sea, Wales, watching, watercolour sketch, waves Tagged Aberporth, beach, headland, scallop shell, seaside rocks, small fish, The Waterboys, tide Leave a comment
Two sketches of waves, from a summer trip to Pembrokeshire, South Wales. The first is from the coastal path high above Manorbier beach looking down on the surfers in the incoming tide. The second is at the water’s edge at … Continue reading
Posted in beach, from life, Lexington grey, marker pen, sea, Wales, waves, white marker pen Tagged brown paper, coast path, Pembrokeshire, Steve Reich, surfers, tide, Uni Posca markers 5 Comments