Tag Archives: Rolling Stones

Analogue selfies

Um, here goes… thirty self-portraits done over the last few years, usually late evening when I can’t find anything else to sketch to keep up the daily habit… I’m really quite a cheery soul, but the combination of staring into a mirror, and … Continue reading

Posted in body, clothing, comparisons, faces, figures, self-portrait, sketching, watercolour sketch | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

Same difference

Compare and contrast time again with three sketches looking down the same street towards the Royal Crescent, while sat under one of the five huge trees in The Circus. The first was done with ink-brush a few days ago (colour wash added … Continue reading

Posted in Bath, buildings, comparisons, grisaille, inks, Lexington grey, monochrome, street scene, urban, urban sketching | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Cafe life

People watching in cafes, mostly this year in Bath, but the last one’s from Istanbul a couple of years ago when I was using a marker pen. If you can get a good table a cafe’s a great winter sketching location; strong light sources, sheltered, … Continue reading

Posted in Bath, cafe, clothing, coloured ink, coloured paper, figures, from life, Istanbul, Lexington grey, line drawing, marker pen, monochrome, people, urban, waiting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Drink?

A glass of milk, mugs of tea, and a glass of water; late night drink sketches (more here). I’m still fascinated by the way that something so simple can be so tricky to get right; the combination of ellipses, curious lighting … Continue reading

Posted in coloured paper, domestic, from life, glass, gouache, Lexington grey, line drawing, monochrome, objects | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Paint it black, or grey

 Lexington grey water-brush and fountain pen, A5 – 15 minutes Another late-night sketch of something close to hand, this time some well-worn shoes, in pen and ink. The shoes are really totally black, but I wanted the laces, soles and interiors … Continue reading

Posted in clothing, Feet, from life, inks, Lexington grey, line drawing, monochrome, objects | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Enough thumbnails, already…

A last example, for now, of travel thumbnails. This time in a taxi from Istanbul airport to a city centre hotel, where we arrived before I could finish the last frame. The driver was puzzled when I showed him the … Continue reading

Posted in airport, from life, Istanbul, journeys, Lexington grey, monochrome, sketching, urban | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment