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A serpent hung on the wall amongst many other instruments at Snowshill Manor, an eclectic and wonderful collection of all-sorts in the Cotswolds. Fountain pen with Lexington grey ink, watercolour, A6

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Naval gazing

A large eagle(?) sculpture at the Naval History Museum in Venice, a great place for sketching. Four well-lit floors filled with a vast variety of maritime objects; model ships and planes, charts, machine guns, uniforms, 3D maps old old fortresses, … Continue reading

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My boots drying out after a muddy day paint-balling with Si, Benjy, Leo and others. Below the boots is a tiny sketch of a Dad and his son. It was the only one I managed on the day, during a … Continue reading

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More from the Stockholm National History Museum. Fountain pen with carbon ink, watercolour, A5

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Night lights

A pair of night lights on the base of a grill pan, in a tent on a cold and windy night, while camping at the end of last Summer. Had to use a head-torch to do this one. Pigma 1mm pen … Continue reading

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Almost over-ripe, hanging in the kitchen. Fountain pen with carbon ink, watercolour, A6

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“Necklace with beads of glass, rock crystal, silver and amber. Late Viking age. Woman’s costume from Gotland.” The beads came from many countries, evidence of the Vikings’ extensive trading network. Sketched at the very lovely Stockholm National Historical Museum (could … Continue reading

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