Tag Archives: Bath

Night time

A fast sketch on a cold night on the way back from The Star, an exceptionally fine pub in Bath. Pigma 1mm pen, water-brushes filled with dilute Diamine grey and Chinese sumi ink, A6

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Ink brushes

I’ve been filling water-brushes with dilute inks, creating another portable limited palette of colours that I can blend on the page. I’m using Windsor and Newton inks which are transparent and quickly become waterproof, enabling me to layer colours, building up tints, tone, … Continue reading

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Cafe sketching

Helen from St Helens in Society Cafe, Bath. She got in touch through this blog as she was interested in urban sketching and having a look at the materials I use. She’s posted about her initial sketches, and it’ll be … Continue reading

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Four candles

The ubiquitous café sketch. Black tea and lemon drizzle cake in Bath Guildhall market. I used a white marker pen to correct the fork handle and to lighten the lip of the mug, which could be considered cheating, and a bit … Continue reading

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Pavement art

Looking out from Camden Crescent, one of seven crescents in Bath. The pavement is  broad and rises above the road, giving excellent views across the city. Marker pen with carbon ink, water-brushes with Diamine grey ink, A5

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Pulteney weir

The weir next to Pulteney Bridge in the centre of Bath. I used grey ink for the initial drawing, the same ink diluted in a water-brush for the tone, and then watercolour over that. There’s a great interview with Steven … Continue reading

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‘Perfect View’

Looking down ‘Perfect View’, a lane just above Camden Road in North Bath. Parts of the eponymous view are now obscured by trees, but you still get some excellent prospects across the city. Here’s an article, and video, about the … Continue reading

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Ginnel, snicket, drang

Looking down ‘The Shrubbery’, one of the many steep pedestrian alleys in Bath. These narrow lanes are called ‘ginnels’ or ‘snickets’ in the North of England; in this area they’re ‘drangs’. The back of the Royal Crescent is in the … Continue reading

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Marker pen experiment

Trying out a thick marker pen refilled with Carbon ink, at the end of lunch at Yen Sushi in Bartlett St. I love the consistently thick lines I can get with dip-pen nibs but they’re not portable, and marker pen … Continue reading

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Benchmark

A bench near Bath Abbey, low winter sun casting a strong shadow. That’s enough monochrome. Next post in full colour. Water-brush with Chinese sumi and Diamine grey ink, A6

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