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: Istanbul
Travel thumbnails #3, planes
More travel thumbnails in gouache, this time the view from an airplane flying Istanbul to London. The window shapes and wing-tips are a bit wonky… All in Black Pigma 1mm pen, water-brush with Lexington grey ink, gouache, A5 Taxiing down the … Continue reading
Posted in airplane, airport, from life, gouache, journeys, sketching, sky, thumbnails, travel, urban, weather Tagged airplane windows, aviation, clouds, gouache, Heathrow, Istanbul, London, sketch, Thames, travel thumbnails, window shapes 2 Comments
Some of the many cups of black tea that I enjoyed in Istanbul, in a variety of media. Good practise for drawing ellipses; it’s very obvious when they’re right or wrong…
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Two storey pool
A beautiful fountain/pool I saw in Istanbul last Summer. It was in an old bath-house, now a market, and connected the ground floor and basement. When the stall-holders saw me sketching they kindly put the water-pump on full, then they … Continue reading
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The plane that took me to Istanbul, and below a couple of fellow passengers. Sketching helps to pass the time… Fountain pen with carbon ink, watercolour, A5
Sat with my back against a tree, watching its huge shadow move across the grass and creep up the wall opposite. Late afternoon on a high terrace in Istanbul. Fountain pen with Lexington grey ink, A4
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The view to the North-West from the top of the Galata tower in Istanbul. It was very windy, with other visitors hats being blown down into the streets below. Marker pen, A3
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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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Mosque terrace view
A view from the terrace of the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul at dusk. Pencil, watercolour, A4