Out on the electric bike

Went out for a first ride on our new electric bike. Wow how much easier is it going up hills! Stopped to do a very quick sketch of the entrance to a cemetery in nearby village. Pelikan M200 with Noodlers ink. Found the Noodlers doesn’t feather anywhere as much as de Atramentis in my Moleskine….

It’s been a while….

I haven’t posted on this site for quite a while. I found instagram a quicker and easier way to share my work. But I’m back and hope to post something fairly regularly. Pen and ink drawing while out on a bike ride

Inktober

Day 1 Using Midori as my sketchbook. The paper is great for most media and I carry it with me everywhere as it’s my diary – so no excuse not to do at least one drawing a day! Day 2 My favourite field – part trees, part grass, part freshly tilled earth.

Landrover Defender

Otherwise known as the dog bus in our household – transports six naughty mutts very comfortably! Broad nib Rotring Artpen, Mont Blanc waterproof ink cartridges and a couple of brush pens in A5 Seawhite sketchbook. Took about an hour sitting in the cool windy sunshine.

Instant sketching responses

It’s hard work trying to keep up to speed with a blog – and sadly this one has taken a back seat for a month or two while I work on my book. How can it take so long to get the words to say exactly what you mean?! That’s why drawing is probably more…

The harvest – colour pencil

Driving home from a “tasting” market in La Rochefoucauld. The maize looks dead, perfect for harvesting. The combine harvesters are out in force like prehistoric monsters eating it all up. And the grain silos are waiting to receive it all. Boiling hot day – weird for October….

Riverbank

Riverbank in the garden. Very quick oil sketch. 5″ x 5″

Orange cabin

Coming into our village – an orange cabin. Watercolour and pen in sketchbook.