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….

Embracing the wobble

I’m really into just drawing at the moment. Watercolours have been my go to for years and to be honest I find it easy to fudge a drawing by just splodging on some paint. So I’m going back to basics and am avoiding paint. I’m aiming to use just fountain pen (my fave Pelikan M200)…

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

Angouleme door

  An ink sketch with Lamy Safari pen, done sitting in the car after Christmas lunch with friends. It was cold and my car was totally boxed in…so what else could I do but draw!

Noodlers Ahab fountain pen

  Messing about with the Ahab fountain pen and getting used to it’s flexible nib. Needs quite a lot of pressure to get a really heavy line, which makes for slower drawing and makes me draw more abstractly which I really like. Somehow it forces me to be more loose with the lines and definitely…

Orange sweater watercolour

  Was about to add colour to face, hair and background, then decided that the focus on orange is much more powerful. Very juicy splodgy watercolour in Seawhite sketchbook. Lines with Noodlers Ahab pen – love it for it’s line weight variability.

Christmas colour pencil

I realise I haven’t even posted my Christmas drawings – so here are a few – only three months late!

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 line revisited

These black and white “line” drawings are from several years ago – nice to revisit them and to see some of this old way of working remerging.

Ink drawing – iron bird

  Iron bird – made of scrap metal bits and pieces. He lives outside on our garden table – checking out the rather large round courgette!

Capper Street sketch

Tiny (smaller than A5) pen sketch from a few years ago when I used to cycle around London stopping to sketch whenever I saw a building I liked.

Welcome to my drawing blog

I’ve decided to separate out my drawings from my writings, so have set up this blog for drawings. My writing and interiors related blog will continue on http://www.jennygrove.com The first of many drawings to come – one I did several years ago of the Commonwealth Institute in London – now The Design Museum.