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Lisbon views

Fountain pen with Carbon ink, water-colour, A5 Marker pen with Carbon ink, watercolour, A5 Two views of Lisbon from the apartment we stayed in, with two different approaches to line. I loved looking across at a neighbouring roof-top and its eclectic collection … Continue reading

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Afternoon shade

Another one from Portugal using gouache and inks on tinted paper. Sketched while sat in the shade of a spreading oak tree on one of the terraces in the fabulously strange and beautiful gardens of the Quinta Da Regaleira in Sintra. … Continue reading

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Bus stop view

Looking across the Grand Canal at gondolas and hotels. The view from the Salute waterbus stop in Venice at 7am. Marker pen with carbon ink, watercolour, A6

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In flight

Ryanair yellow on a flight to Venice. Returned to find that this blog had 20 times the usual number of visitors yesterday… Many thanks to Nina Johansson for posting about my blog on hers! Marker pen with carbon ink, water-brush … Continue reading

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Jim and Anna, again

Jim feeding Anna, and me up a ladder again. (See previous post Lunch). The focussed stillness when feeding a baby helps to make a great sketch subject Marker pen with carbon ink, watercolour, A4

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iPad sketches

Two sketches, two weeks apart, of Sherry on her iPad. My current sketchbook has coloured paper every few pages making a white marker pen very useful. I’ve tried to sketch on an iPad but the time delay in mark-making and … Continue reading

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Pavement art

Looking out from Camden Crescent, one of seven crescents in Bath. The pavement is  broad and rises above the road, giving excellent views across the city. Marker pen with carbon ink, water-brushes with Diamine grey ink, A5

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‘Perfect View’

Looking down ‘Perfect View’, a lane just above Camden Road in North Bath. Parts of the eponymous view are now obscured by trees, but you still get some excellent prospects across the city. Here’s an article, and video, about the … Continue reading

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Ginnel, snicket, drang

Looking down ‘The Shrubbery’, one of the many steep pedestrian alleys in Bath. These narrow lanes are called ‘ginnels’ or ‘snickets’ in the North of England; in this area they’re ‘drangs’. The back of the Royal Crescent is in the … Continue reading

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Marker pen experiment

Trying out a thick marker pen refilled with Carbon ink, at the end of lunch at Yen Sushi in Bartlett St. I love the consistently thick lines I can get with dip-pen nibs but they’re not portable, and marker pen … Continue reading

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