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Feather and tea

A couple of sketches done using found/improvised resources during a trip to Grinda, the Stockholm island where I drew the 38 boats. The first was drawn using a dip-nib cut into the tip of a swan’s feather that I found (a bottle lid with … Continue reading

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Even handier

Water-brush with Chinese sumi ink, watercolour, A5 Dip pen (very thick nib) with Indian ink, watercolour, A5 The reliable standby subject, my left hand.

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Another hand picture, this time using a thick dip pen nib and grey brush pen for the light shading. Looks strangely gnarly and ancient… Dip pen with Chinese sumi ink, Zig ‘real brush’ pen, A6

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Another skull

My plastic skull, a favourite subject, drawn with thick (2½) dip pen nib. I’m always struck by how far the cheek bone protrudes below the eye… Dip pen, Chinese sumi ink, A5

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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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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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To bed

Every Day Matters #5 ‘Your bed’, drawn using a dip pen with a very thick nib. The dip pen and bottle of ink aren’t very portable but make an interesting change, ensuring a slower and more deliberate approach to every … Continue reading

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