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: objects
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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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
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
“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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The ubiquitous café sketch. Black tea and lemon drizzle cake in Bath Guildhall market. I used a white marker pen to correct the fork handle and to lighten the lip of the mug, which could be considered cheating, and a bit … Continue reading
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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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