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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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Coffee and cakes

Watercolour and ink in the “Ice” sketchbook.

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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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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.

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Sketch 4 -boat at Hope Cove

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Sketch n04 is a contentious one, as it didn’t turn out as I was expecting and in many ways was a big disappointment. However many people have liked it so I decided to keep it. Again, a one hour sketch (honest!).

Lessons learned: plan your picture much more carefully in future. Also, I don’t think that I needed to use pen, I think pencil would have been adequate as the pen seems to “set” the image too much. I also used too many colours so it looks a mess to me. Sky needed more thought.