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Riverbank

Resting by the river, below the weir, in Bath in the Summer. 1mm Sakura Pigma pen, watercolour, A3

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Wet ink

I went out sketching on Boxing day. It started raining and the resulting drips, blots and puddles helped to improve the picture as sumi ink seems to like water. Carrying the sketch book home, open and dripping was tricky, pools … Continue reading

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Skansen

Wood shingles and a tree next to the cafe at Skansen, the large and excellent outdoor museum in Stockholm. Fountain pen with carbon ink, A5

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Galata tower

The view to the North-West from the top of the Galata tower in Istanbul. It was very windy, with other visitors hats being blown down into the streets below. Marker pen, A3

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Nelson

Nelson resting on a large coil of rope at the top of his column in Trafalgar Square, London. Sketched from a cold outdoor cafe table. 1mm Sakura Pigma pen, watercolour, A6

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Phone box

A leaning phone box near the Assembly Rooms, Bath. Fountain pen with carbon ink, watercolour, Zig ‘real brush’ pens, A5

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Bazaar

Deep inside the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, while sat at a table at the Fes cafe. The subject of the sketch, and especially his friends, were amused by the picture. Fountain pen with Lexington grey ink, watercolour, A4

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Corny

A roasted corn stall next to Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. This took about an hour to do so I briefly became part of the street scene, sat in the shade of the ‘Fountain of Ahmet 3rd’, dropping out of the flow … Continue reading

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Woolly

A shop-window display seen from inside, in the very friendly ‘Wool’ in Old Orchard Street, Bath. Drawn using a Lamy ‘B’ nib which reverses to make an extra fine lines for cross-hatching. Fountain pen with Carbon ink, A6   … and … Continue reading

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Mosque terrace view

A view from the terrace of the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul at dusk. Pencil, watercolour, A4

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