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gouache Sketches

Rear view of Honda C90

Painted from a photo in gouache in the “Ice” sketchbook.

Using only three colours. A yellow, a red and neutral tint which is a grey.

First drew the outline using a red watercolour pencil, then started blocking in using the yellow gouache. Then used the neutral tint + some of the yellow for the background colour. The leg guard is done with a wash of neutral tint, and I used the red for the tail light. I aso mixed up the orange you see on the indicators. I mixed red with neutral tint to get a darker colour for the tyres.

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Boat Sketches Watercolour

Canal boats on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Watercolour and gouache in the “Ice” sketchbook.

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Sketches Watercolour

Coffee and cakes

Watercolour and ink in the “Ice” sketchbook.

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Sketches

Terraced Houses Bristol

I’m catching up with posting paintings and drawing from the last few months. This is a small watercolour and ink picture of some terraced houses in Bristol. From the “Ice” sketchbook.

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Another wobbly brush pen drawing

This one done again with the Pentel brush pen of a house on King Street in Bristol. Using a different sketchbook, slightly larger than the tiny Moleskine, by Seawhite.

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Wobbly brush pen drawings

I’ve started making some drawings using a Pentel brush pen in various small sketchbooks (the above image is in my small Moleskine). I really don’t mind that they’re wobbly and sometimes leave things out or change perspective a bit. It’s an experiment to see where this goes. Im really liking the aesthetic so will continue for a while until I get bored of doing it.

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Emacs Sketches

Tiny sketch of Clevedon Pier

This is a quick and really tiny sketch that I did of Clevedon Pier the other day in my smallest sketch book. It was raining so I started it outside then ran for home to finish it.

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(Posted from Org mode)

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A cosy cottage by the sea

a cosy cottage by the seaHope Cove again.

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Japanese house interior.

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Sketch 5 -potatoes

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Well I sort of cheated on sketch 5 because I got the idea from a watercolour book I’m reading, so I can’t claim complete originality. However, the sketch here is mine and actually took the full hour and a few little bits on top as well. A difficult sketch and a good one to learn from so I’m glad I did it.

Everything here looked muddy and flat until I added the shadow below with the Payne’s grey and indigo blue which suddenly made the colour of the potatoes “pop” and gave them 3D life. Lessons learned: could have used less glaze in the middle of the potatoes to give them more of a “shine” and I could have made the potato on the right a more interesting shape.