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: people
An early Spring Saturday with Jim in Bath Abbey Courtyard, where we tried to sketch with minimal looking down at the paper, ‘blind contour drawing’. We didn’t manage the recommended “90% looking at subject, 10% checking the picture’s progress” proportions, but … Continue reading
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Barefootin’ in the garden, so Spring must have arrived. While I sketched my feet resting on a stool, Sally sketched me sketching my feet (below). Late afternoon sun was coming from the right, and reflecting softly off a wall on … Continue reading
Posted in body, from life, garden, home, pencil, people, seasonal, self-portrait, weather Tagged Barefoot, coloured paper, Feet, people, sketching sketchers, Spring, sunlight 5 Comments
Mum and Dad
My mother and father walking up a hill ahead of me after a good lunch at the Pump Rooms in Bath. Dad is keen to point out that it is a very steep hill, and Mum wants you to know that … Continue reading
Posted in Bath, from life, monochrome, parents, people, urban Tagged Bath, mum and dad, people, pump rooms, walking 6 Comments
Another late evening sketch, using a mirror to sketch my left eye. I held a gleeful grin for several minutes, strongly top-lit by a daylight bulb, to capture my periorbital lines, or ‘crows feet’ in full detail; it felt like contour mapping part … Continue reading
Posted in eye, home, people, self-portrait, sketching, waterbrush Tagged contours, crows feet, daylight bulb, eye, people, self-portrait 2 Comments
Helen from St Helens in Society Cafe, Bath. She got in touch through this blog as she was interested in urban sketching and having a look at the materials I use. She’s posted about her initial sketches, and it’ll be … Continue reading
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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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
Posted in marker pen, monochrome, people, Uncategorized Tagged coloured paper, ipad, marker pen, monochrome, people, two sketches 1 Comment
A bench near Bath Abbey, low winter sun casting a strong shadow. That’s enough monochrome. Next post in full colour. Water-brush with Chinese sumi and Diamine grey ink, A6
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A splendidly bearded Jim feeding the delightful Anna (no beard) this afternoon. Fountain pen with carbon ink, watercolour, A6 And here they are 2 months ago. I was up a ladder… 1mm Sakura Pigma pen, watercolour, A5
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The plane that took me to Istanbul, and below a couple of fellow passengers. Sketching helps to pass the time… Fountain pen with carbon ink, watercolour, A5