Thursday, 20 September 2018

federa vecia




























A sketch of the house (chalet?) we stayed in during our summer holiday in the Dolomites. I was attempting a longer, more complicated subject than I might usually draw, and I had also hoped to continue to develop my use of watercolour, something I'd been working on at the start of the holidays. I was very disappointed with the result. The perspective is a little shaky, the colours I used weren't as I 'saw' them and it was such a blisteringly hot day that the paint dried up almost immediately as it went onto the page making it very difficult to create seamless blends of watercolour (this is most visible in the trees on the right). My favourite bit is the uncoloured section on the right of the page – a study of the steps leading up to the gate and the trees and valley on the other side of the road. Clearly I need to practice drawing buildings more regularly...

TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink and watercolours in A4 Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

aeroplane interior





























Interior of a plane drawn en route to Venice.

TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink in A4 Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

british museum artefacts





























TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink and watercolours in A4 Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook.

Monday, 17 September 2018

clock tower, preston park





























TWSBI Diamond 580 with De Atramentis ink in A4 Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook.

Friday, 14 September 2018

nyman's flowers





























TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink and watercolours in A4 Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

more courgette





























TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink and watercolours in A4 Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

four fountain pens and a courgette plant*





























(*The ill-received follow-up to Four Weddings and a Funeral.) Drawing of the TWSBI Diamond 580 is the best thing here...

TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink and watercolours in A4 Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook.