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: white pen
Four more experiments sketching on pre-stained paper, this time using a homemade sepia ink for the stain, leaving a white border. From the top there’s a quiet moment in The Waterstones cafe, two busy scenes near Kingsmead Square, and finally … Continue reading
Sorry for the lack of posts since June (!). I accidentally fell out of the social media habit, which I guess is a good thing? Anyway, here are some recent experiments with sketching on pre-inked pages (A4). I’ve always enjoyed … Continue reading
Posted in Bath, buskers, coloured paper, Duke Confucius, fude pen, monochrome, street scene, urban, urban sketching, white pen Tagged cafe sketches, fude ink pen, Joy Division, sketching in Bath, toned paper, urban sketching 7 Comments
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
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
When is a sketch not a sketch? This one from October took almost two hours, which seems to take it beyond ‘sketchiness’, losing some of the looseness and energy along the way… It was done on my third visit to Bristol … Continue reading
Posted in bamboo dip pen, boats, Bristol, River Avon, sketchcrawl, urban, urban sketching, white pen Tagged bomb, sketching boats, sketching docks, sketching in Bristol, Spiritualized, urban sketching 6 Comments
Six attempts at describing morning and evening clouds flowing over the Pyrenees, and one in the middle of just the mountains, trying different approaches (opaque white ink, reserved white paper, titanium white watercolour). I think the third and the last are starting … Continue reading
Hands and feet
A round up of hands and feet, including a rare ‘right hand by left hand’, and a portrait of me being drawn by the hands that I’m drawing. A commitment to daily drawing means these reliable models are frequently pressed into service… As the … Continue reading
Posted in bamboo dip pen, body, brush pen, collections, Feet, hands, white pen Tagged bamboo dip pen, daily sketches, sketches of feet, sketches of hands, The Move 2 Comments
Four sketches where I pushed the contrast by using stronger inks and white highlights, including some knobbly autumnal squash. With the last two I had that horrible moment when I realised I’d carried on working on them too long and that there wasn’t … Continue reading
Posted in botany, clouds, coloured ink, flowers, objects, white pen Tagged coloured ink sketches, sketch of clouds, sketch of flowers, sketch of knobbly squash, Talking Heads 2 Comments
The same view (backs of Bath buildings from some allotments) sketched three times on separate days. All late afternoon/early evening, all in bamboo dip-pen, all in coloured ink (including an oddly muddy grey De Atramentis blend) but all a bit different as … Continue reading
Posted in bamboo dip pen, Bath, buildings, coloured ink, drawing buildings, rooftops, urban, urban sketching, white pen Tagged bamboo dip pen, bamboo dip pen sketches, De Atramentis inks, Happy Mondays, sketch of rooftops, sketching backs of buildings, sketching in Bath, urban sketching Leave a comment
A couple of speedy sketches from the highly recommended American Museum in Bath, “The only museum of American decorative and folk art outside the United States”. First a small bronze version of the famous 1909 statue ‘Appeal to the Great Spirit’. Then … Continue reading
Posted in Bath, body, exhibitions, figures, museum, pencil, sculpture, statues, white pen Tagged American Museum in Bath, Appeal to the Great Spirit, coloured pencil sketches, Mohawk figurehead, sketch of Appeal to the Great Spirit, sketch of figurehead, sketching in museums, Stereolab Leave a comment