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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.

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Sketch 3 – Night Light

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This sketch is of a metal night light. Again, a one hour sketch.

Lessons learned: work faster! It doesn’t matter if the shape is perfectly correct, its the colours and the effects that we are after, not a perfect representation. Maybe keep the “shiny” parts freer of pencil and watercolour glaze to make it look shinier.

 

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Sketch 2 – Window at Blaise Castle

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This one was a 1 hour sketch – I’m trying to limit the time I spend on these sketches so that they are quick to do and also so I don’t “overdo” them. I want them to be as free and fun as possible!

Lessons learned from this sketch: I couldn’t get the colour of the stone right, but that doesn’t matter here. Used a lot of salt on the sketch to try and get some texture in the stone, and it sort of worked in places.

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New year, new habits

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I’ve decided to _try_ to post a sketch every day, and so far this year I’ve managed it fairly well.  Ive been posting them to Instagram and Facebook, but it probably takes more sense to post them here and then share them to Instagram etc.

I will post them here again so they are at least on the blog! So here above is Sketch 1 – a watercolour sketch (of some watercolour…geddit?)