11 July 2019

Magpie post-mortem study

I found this unfortunate bird (European Magpie, Pica pica) on a farm track near where I live. I don't know what caused its demise - it has no apparent injuries, but it does seem a bit thin perhaps. Anyway, I took the opportunity to do a pencil study. Hoping to complete a watercolour study at some point too. Various graphite pencils in a Stillman & Birn zeta journal, 8 by 12 inch.

03 July 2019

Open Gardens sketching

I spent a very pleasant afternoon recently at the village Open Gardens event. The garden owners very kindly humoured me as I sat sketching, and I also enjoyed some delicious cake :-). Sadly I ran out of time (and sketchbook!) and didn't quite manage to visit all the gardens, but it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. The ink sketches were done in situ, and the watercolour washes plus some additional drawing added later. Pics are clickable to enlarge.

Ink and watercolour, Seawhite of Brighton concertina sketchbook.

18 June 2019

11 June 2019

Gorgeous greyhound

Various fineliner-type pens and a white gelly roll pen on Strathmore toned paper (A4). A sketchy pen portrait of a gorgeous greyhound.

20 January 2019

Inky giraffe

Long long time without posting to this blog! Hoping to get back into it a bit more regularly. To start, here's an inky giraffe - Lamy Safari pen with Platinum carbon black ink, in a Stillman & Birn Epsilon sketchbook.

22 August 2017

St Neots plein air

I spent a pleasant couple of hours last weekend at Riverside park in St Neots. I don't often do landscapey type things, especially not plein air, but I really enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air, and I got to visit a place I'd not been to before (despite it only being a few miles from where I live, tut tut!)

Ink and watercolour, about 5 by 8"

St Neots Riverside ink and watercolour plein air

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