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Some recent sketches
Here’s a look at some of my recent sketches, in various media and in different sketch books.
Dartmoor Clapper Bridge
Watercolour pencil on watercolour paper.
This was sketched quickly for a demonstration.
For these sketches I was using in a Daler Rowney, Red & Yellow cartridge pad and Clairefontaine Watercolour Paper. I sketch quickly, first with a 6B pencil, before adding watercolour or pen. I use my trusty Winsor & Newton, watercolour field paint box, with two round brushes, sable no.1 & no.6. The pen used is a waterproof fineliner and a black brush pen.
Steep Holm Island and the Bristol Channel
Loose watercolour sitting on Doniford beach, near Watchet. Steep Holm Island is on the horizon of the Bristol Channel.
Here I am sat on Doniford beach sketching away.
Pencil ~ A5
“Sketching the Fallow Deer at Sketching the Powderham Castle. We were just sitting on the footpath that runs beside the castle grounds. Looking through the fence at the deer.”
Sunshine on Woodbury Common
June 8th – watercolour, A5 ~ Sold.
“This sketch is of the transition between the woodland and heathland on Woodbury Common, with sunshine coming through the leaves. I added my wife and myself to the picture later. For the darkest areas, I used gouache rather than watercolour.” Sold
Trevose Head Lighthouse
“We were staying at Mother Ivy’s campsite and walking around Trevose Head and I am sitting here sketching the Lighthouse.”
“This second one is of a Tiger Skull.”
On Woodbury Common
” My son and I off sketching together. This time on Woodbury Common. This sketch is sitting looking south across the common. I am just using a brushpen and A5 cartridge pad + a green Sennelier ‘Ink Brush’. That I was sent to try out. Which works fine, though I find the colour a little harsh.”
Pen, ink and watercolour, A5
“This A5 sketch is from memory of when Paul and I were backpacking over the Isle of Mull, with the paps of Jura on the horizon.”
Well I think that’s about it from my sketchbook for the moment.
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