Tag Archives: Inktense pencils

Groups and crowds

After many sketches of individuals and couples about town here are some attempts at drawing crowds and larger groups, trying to catch the body language and brief gestures that help to connect the figures. The first three were sketched from the top … Continue reading

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Cloudy, with a chance of sketching

A collection of cloud studies (more here). The third one is the same cloud drawn three times as sunset arrived (I ‘overcooked’ this sketch and should have stopped much sooner. They’ve ended up looking like Aegean islands…). And the last two are … Continue reading

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People watching in Madeira, where the fine weather encourages lots of public loafing; very helpful for sketchers! The first three were done using Derwent Inktense pencils. They’re very smooth to draw with, quick to capture an expressive line, non-smudging (the key … Continue reading

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