Tag Archives: fountain pen sketches

Gothic horror

Here’s the amazing C15th statue of George and the Dragon in Stockholm’s Storkyrkan. It’s huge, gruesome (body parts are scattered on the ground beneath the dragon) and made of wood and deer antlers (the spiky bits on the dragon). That’s the … Continue reading

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Magnolias

Three attempts to catch the rich lusciousness of magnolias blooming in Bath’s Botanical Gardens. For the first and last ones I used fountain pen for the initial drawing, for the second one brush-pen and white roller-ball. The white paper and Payne’s Grey … Continue reading

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More illustrations

An antique phone, a g-clamp, and nine leather jackets; all from life, and all illustrating a particular story in Barry’s book. It’s interesting to be using fountain-pen for these, as almost all my daily sketching is now done using brush-pens. Pen-lines have … Continue reading

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Six corners

The same busy corner of a kitchen work-top, sketched on six different evenings, in fountain-pen, brush-pen and pencil. It could probably make a very dull time-lapse; sauce, wine and oil bottles slowly moving around the pepper grinder! Lexington grey in fountain-pen, … Continue reading

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A dog’s life

Queenie doesn’t spend all her time snoozing, but it’s easier to draw her when she is… Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, white gouache, A5 – 20 minutes 

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Car Parklife

I think a key part of urban sketching is depicting the stuff of everyday life, no matter how banal. So here are three quick views from the car while parked at motorway services during the trip to Scotland and back. That’s it, nothing to add! … Continue reading

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Livestock

More rural sketching: haughty llamas, inquisitive young bulls and nervous Blue-faced Leicesters, all seen last week in Galloway, South-West Scotland. I’ve sketched sheep and cattle before, but never llamas. Their faces reminded me of camels and kangaroos, with pursed lips and striking eye-lashes, and they … Continue reading

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