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 →

Watercolour and ink pen, on recycled cotton paper, in one of my A5 “Nero” sketchbook/journals. The following collection of works are mainly in: ink pen, coloured pencil and watercolour... some in sketchbooks, and others on various types of paper. They are selected from my sketches I did in the past few months. I draw and paint... Continue Reading →

I drew this with my fingertip in the latest update of the “Zen Brush” app, “Zen Brush 3”. I’ve long enjoyed the “Zen Brush” app, with it’s remarkable, inky media - both the blacks and greys in the the first edition; and the lovely reds and pinks available in the 2nd update. The ink can... Continue Reading →

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