For this quick sketch I used a dark sepia inkpen, and added washes of “natural brown” Inktense ink. It’s on A5 watercolour paper. I snapped a photo of the line drawing before adding the washes on paper. Thought I’d firstly add some brown “gesinski” ink washes on it in the “Procreate” app to see what... Continue Reading →

*Painted with acrylics and Inktense ink mixed with acrylic mediums, on 11” x 14” (about 27cm x 35cm) canvases. I painted with lots of thin glazes - a technique which I commonly used years ago. These two are not all together successful, but some aspects of catching the light effects are passable. I’m keen to... Continue Reading →

In the above drawing I’ve begun with a flourish of my Pentel Brush pen, then I added some watercolour, coloured pencil, and Neopastels...and a little white gouache. As is usual I’ve drawn quite a lot this past month...and to help a share a few of them here, I’ve again used the Pic Collage app to... Continue Reading →

I began this with a swift drawing (from memory and imagination) using a thick water-soluble graphite crayon - “Lyra 9B” - and added some ink pen lines, watercolour, and a little white gouache. It’s on a medium A4 size, cold pressed watercolour paper - a “Born” brand, “custom made by James Cropper”. More textured than... Continue Reading →

These three Roma tomatoes are from our garden. They are an unusual shaped variety, and with their brilliant red skins...just needed to be drawn!  The Pentel brush pen is a joy to use. With a change in pressure and angle and you can swiftly produce either thick or quite fine lines. I may use a little... Continue Reading →

This is drawn freehand, from memory and imagination with: ink pen, Gesinski ink, and a bit of smudging with the smudge tool, in the Procreate app. A quick sketch...then as I refine it a little I try to leave in some of the lively initial marks; an approach I generally use whether on paper or the... Continue Reading →

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