I realised that whilst I can draw really (adequately) well with a pen or a pencil, my brush technique needed a bit of working on. So I’ve been trying to practice drawing with brushes to improve this. So far it’s not having noticeable effects but I will keep on at it to see if I improve. However this brush pen drawing of my camera is promising, so maybe there is hope for me yet. My biggest takeaway from the whole exercise is to use as big a brush as you possibly can.
Watercolour and pencil sketches done on a train using the small paint tin and a waterbrush. In the “Ice” sketchbook.
Painted in Gouache in two hours using two colours only. Quite a challenge. In the “Ice” sketchbook.
Painted from a photo in gouache in the “Ice” sketchbook.
Watercolour and gouache in the “Ice” sketchbook.
Watercolour and ink in the “Ice” sketchbook.
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.
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.
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.
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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