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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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Cold grey

Quick… faster… it’s very cold… Trying out new ink and a new pen. The roller ball worked well for this standing sketch in a hurry near St Stephen’s church, Lansdown Hill, Bath; great for big fast lines, and interesting to … Continue reading

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Circus snow

Snow on the trunk of one of the five huge plane trees in the centre of the Circus in Bath. Water-brushes with normal and dilute Lexington grey ink, A5

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