Tag Archives: hatching

‘Fail better’

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett A good description of  learning to sketch, amongst other things, and my frequent attempts at drawing my left hand are an excellent example! So here’s the latest batch … Continue reading

Posted in body, from life, hands, inks, pencil, sketching, watercolour sketch | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Snufkin mug

A mug of tea, drawn using a new multicolour biro with 6 colours. Blur your eyes a bit for the full effect… Muji 6 colour biro, A6

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment


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

Posted in urban | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment


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

Posted in Bath, urban | Tagged , , | 1 Comment