*Watercolour, inkpen, graphite pencil and coloured pencil, on Canson 220 drawing paper: approx. 10cm x 15cm. I did this one a few months ago. I’ve always drawn faces, since childhood - usually women. It’s often my “go to” when I’m trying out some art media ideas, and also I find it quite relaxing. A... Continue Reading →
*Watercolour, ink pen, with colour pencil. I drew this on a A6, piece of 200gsm Reeves, “responsibly sourced”, acid free drawing paper. This has a lovely surface for both wet and dry art media, and compares well with some of the other more expensive brands I use. Most of these sketches were inspired by walks... Continue Reading →
A quick sketch in ink pen, with washes of watercolour. Inspired by a vase of Lilies on the dining table. Enjoy your day!
Pears are another favourite subject matter of mine; these are sitting, in a shallow dish on our dining table. I usually make a display of them there; as much to draw them, as to eat them. I love their shapes and colours; the way they lean into each other, and with their elegant stems arching... Continue Reading →
It’s not long before I return to drawing a woman’s face; a favourite subject matter since my youth. I share more about it here. The ink pen in the Sketches (Tayasui) app, has a lovely inky feel. I also did a copy of it on paper, using a “Uni-ball”, and “Artline Calligraphy” ink pen. Another... Continue Reading →
This is another “Artline” fineliner pen drawing I did from a photo I took of a local swimming spot. Below is a quick video of the colour I added (freehand) in the Procreate app. Also a tiny touch of the ink pen in the app.
I began this work on paper, using a black fineliner "Artline" pen (brushed over it with water) - which has long been a favourite drawing tool. I scanned it into the iPad using the Scanner Pro app. Then hand drew some colour in Procreate, using the turpentine paint, and also used a little of the... Continue Reading →
This drawing was inspired by a sprig of geranium I'd placed into some water on the windowsill in the kitchen. I admired it's pretty shapes, colour and hardiness; as it continued to bud and flower all week long. I raced around a small sheet of watercolour paper (not aiming for an exact likeness) with my... Continue Reading →
*Watercolour and black fineliner pen on paper. This is from my handmade book, "Poems from Home: A Collection of Illustrated Haiku". I've shared quite a few here already, with still more to come. I wrote and drew them about 15 years or so ago, during the very busy days of bringing up four lively and... Continue Reading →