I’m an Urban Sketcher…
- Two days sunshine, heatwave!A couple of wisterias; Chinese on the left, Japanese on the right? Spot the foolish mosquito that interrupted my sketching... #mostlydrawing #bathurbansketchers #botanicalillustration #urbansketcher #urbansketchersSame tree (magnolia ‘umbrella tree’ in Bath Botanical Garden) but different media: ink on left, carbon pencil on right. #mostlydrawing #urbansketching #bathurbansketchers #botanicalillustrationStarted this on one dog walk, returned another day to finish it! Bosky tree in Vicky Park.100+ people sketched this week, mostly in Bath, mostly fude pen dipped in grey/black ink, all funThe first eleven for this year’s challenge to sketch 100 people in one week. #oneweek100people2020 #usk #bathurbansketchers #mostlydrawing
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- Antonia Santolaya/Enrique Flores A chance to browse through 26 travel sketchbooks. Lots of fresh watercolour, ink and pencil location pictures.
- Buttnekkiddoodles Don Colley’s blog, sharing fabulous brush-pen drawings of people and much else. He’s a big fan of Pitt Artist brush pens.
- Danny Gregory His book ‘The Creative License’ got me sketching, and his other books have helped to keep me going. He has a wonderfully loose style, using dip-pens, saturated colour inks etc.
- Handprint Exceptionally comprehensive information on watercolour paints and equipment. Exhaustive details on pigments, translucency, comparing brands etc. Essential viewing for the true obsessive.
- James Gurney A mine of information on ‘plein air’ painting and sketching from the author of ‘Dinotopia’. Daily posts, always interesting.
- Nina Johansson Stockholm based urban sketching, with lovely clarity and glowing colours. Lots of useful information on sketching kit that helped to get me started.
- Russel Stutler Lots of very useful information on brush pens, palettes, sketching techniques. Based in Japan.
- Steven Reddy Great use of pen drawing and grey ink washes, sometimes combined with clear colour on top.
- The Sketching Forum Informal sharing of ideas, techniques, pictures and general chat about sketching. Set up by Russ Stutler.
- Urban Sketchers A constant parade of individual responses to the challenge of urban sketching. Always good for some inspiration, a new approach to try…
Tag Archives: every day matters
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
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
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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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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Every Day Matters 8 ‘Draw your watch or other jewellery’. Includes my grandfather’s fob watch and a locket he was given when he went to Canada in 1911. One of the pictures where shadows make the image sing. Fountain pen … Continue reading
Every Day Matters 15 ‘Draw a tree or trees’. Brush pen with Carbon ink and watercolour, A4.