Tag Archives: Kuretake #8

Improving a brush-pen

My favourite media for urban sketching is brush-pen (Inktense pencils a close second), and my favourite brush-pen is the Kuretake #8. It’s the cheapest (direct from Japan here), has great ink-flow (the Pentel is very dry), the brush is springy (firmer than … Continue reading

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Walking zoom

A sequence of tiny sketches, starting half-a-mile away from Bristol’s St Mary’s Redcliffe church (which Queen Elizabeth I called “the fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England”), passing the Thekla boat, and gradually zooming in on the beautiful and unusual moorish doorway and … Continue reading

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Bath Half

Sunday was the annual Bath half-marathon, with great weather helping over twelve thousand runners pace the streets. It’s an amazing and moving spectacle, with a huge variety of people running for lots of different causes, some very personal and some very … Continue reading

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…and one dog

Quick brush-pen sketches of anyone who caught my eye while I sat outside  Bath Abbey, waiting for the shops to open last Sunday morning. I got faster as I sketched, focussing on eye-line angles and getting head/torso relationships right (scarves make … Continue reading

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Busy-ness

A busy double-page sketch of a busy view, from upstairs at Picnic Cafe, this time looking down Upper Borough Walls; a typical Saturday afternoon in Bath, shoppers strolling and checking phones, seagulls soaring and me sketching. (The red phone boxes have been converted into … Continue reading

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Evenin’ all

Looking up Rivers Street in Bath on a crisp cold evening, nobody about. Here it is on a sunny day courtesy of Streetview. A quick brush-pen sketch, with colour and white highlights added at home. Lexington grey in Kuretake #8 … Continue reading

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Twilight

It’s either late afternoon or early evening. Lights are coming on but the sky is still reflected in the car windows, colour’s fading from the cars, buildings and people. That’s the back of the Royal Crescent silhouetted in the background, a … Continue reading

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