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Seven year sketch

In March 2011 I read my wife’s copy of Danny Gregory’s ‘Creative License’ and started doing a drawing from life every day; this was one of my better decisions… Some days the drawings are tiny brief scraps, my hand on … Continue reading

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Every Day Matters #2 ‘Draw a lamp’. It was in a Naval hostel/hotel in Stockholm (Drottning Victorias Örlogshem Hotel) hence the nautical theme, with the shade made out of an imitation sea-chart. The uneven cross-hatching in the big shadow on the … Continue reading

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Every Day Matters #3 ‘Draw purses, wallets or bags’. Fountain pen with carbon ink, watercolour, A5

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Another multi-coloured biro experiment and Every Day Matters challenge #1 “Draw a shoe”. 4 colour Bic biro, A4

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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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