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.

Lemsip

Struggling with flu. Thankfully a full box of Lemsip is to hand!

Twitter Header

New Year, new Twitter header. Thought I’d make my Twitter header all drawings – some buildings, a man, a bottle. After I put it together I realise there isn’t one watercolour – all done in either colour pencil or brushpens…I think it’s telling me something!  

2016

Not the first sketch of the year, but one I quite like of the man taking it quietly after New Years Eve. Trying out the sketchbook paper in Midori Traveler’s Notebook. Have to say it is absolutely superb for pen, brush pens, colour pencil and watercolour.  Lovely to work on.

Short man

One of the locals in our nearby bar….

Colour Pencils

Messing with colour pencils while watching the Rugby World Cup Final. Not convinced about them, but therapeutic to be colouring in! Much less stressful than watercolour but prefer the results of watercolour…..   

When England lost to Wales – rugby

This is one very unhappy man! He couldn’t believe that England threw the match away! Lamy Joy pen with brush pens grey, brown, black – in Fabriano Classic Artists Journal (toned Ingres paper)

Drawing treat

Okay, nearly finished writing a section of my book (four chapters) – so I’m going to give myself a drawing treat. With the clocks changing at the weekend, Sunday will be a lovely long evening, and no rain is forecast, so I’m going to have a whole day of drawing and gardening. Get away totally…

Books and wine watercolour

A slower drawing than usual in set up. I think it makes for a tighter drawing, it loses a little life…had fun with the shadows – especially the glass of wine (where strangely the level kept going down)!

Brush pens

I’ve been having some fun with brush pens. Trying to keep sketches loose and lively. Simple everyday objects in my small Fabriano Classic Artist’s Journal – white and cream ingres paper.