Tag Archives: sketches of Bath

Life outdoors

We had four days of unbroken sunshine for the Easter bank holiday weekend, so parks and public spaces were full of people enjoying themselves; here are some of them, drinking tea and smoking e-cigarettes, having an ice-cream, or just sitting and … Continue reading

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Ink-brush buildings

Following on from my experiments in sketching with an ink-filled water-brush I dug out an old Platinum fude brush pen. The nylon brush-tip’s a bit shredded so it’s not very detailed, but the ink flow is hugely better than the very popular Pentel … Continue reading

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In praise of pencils

I’ve tried to like pencils, really I have. I love their woody simplicity, but never found one that felt right on the paper (too waxy, too smudgy etc). But a couple of weeks ago I tried a Grafwood 6B. It’s consistently … Continue reading

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