Tag Archives: monochrome

Now in glorious Technicolor, or not

A view from the Accademia Bridge in Venice, sketched quickly using a thick marker pen before my family got too bored. Marker pen with carbon ink, A4 As an experiment I used a photo taken at the same time to … Continue reading

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Night time

A fast sketch on a cold night on the way back from The Star, an exceptionally fine pub in Bath. Pigma 1mm pen, water-brushes filled with dilute Diamine grey and Chinese sumi ink, A6

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Venetian cadavers

More cheery sculptures from Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice (see previous post), this time on the Giovanni Pesaro monument. These two figures are slightly hidden in the shadows, looking like coy zombies emerging from the shower. Pilot V7 pen and … Continue reading

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Not Casanova

One of the many extravagant and dramatic monuments in Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice. This one’s for the sculptor Canova (not Casanova, another famous Venetian) and his heart’s buried here. The monument is a large plain pyramid and the … Continue reading

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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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Bronze

Some sketches from the wonderful Bronze exhibition at the Royal Academy in London last Summer. An amazing range of works from many times and places. The horse is Greek, called the ‘Armento Rider’, 550BCE. The spider crawling up the wall … 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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Cold grey

Quick… faster… it’s very cold… Trying out new ink and a new pen. The roller ball worked well for this standing sketch in a hurry near St Stephen’s church, Lansdown Hill, Bath; great for big fast lines, and interesting to … Continue reading

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Circus snow

Snow on the trunk of one of the five huge plane trees in the centre of the Circus in Bath. Water-brushes with normal and dilute Lexington grey ink, A5

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