Thursday, 20 September 2018

Dip Pen Outside Drawing

Autumn is around the corner and the trees are shedding enough foliage to reveal things that have been hidden through the Summer. Inktober 2018 is around the corner and want to try something different to last year. This year I need something that will fit around work and illustration projects going on in the background. Something quick and easy and fantastical.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Live Sketching at 7A Wakefield

7A Project Space in Wakefield held a mini festival for the Erased Tapes record label featuring three of their musicians Rival Consoles, Hati Noit and Peter Broderick. It involved music, paper sculpure, aerialist's, rope walking, performance art and of course neon.

A unique event (but then 7A have done unique before).

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Saturday Morning Doodling


Saturday morning doodling. Dip pen and ink and coffee wash.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Waiting at the Gates of Pontefract Castle

Sunday. Got up early and cycled nine miles to Pontefract for a bit of illustration research. Took plenty of photographs of the outside perimeter an the internal grounds and started a sketch waiting for the castle gates to open. I was really interested in the tree shapes for a project I'm working on. It started to cloud over, cycled home in the rain. Finished the sketch off at home with Parallel Pens, coffee wash and white pencil. My favourite.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Seasons Change



A couple of sketchbook drawings drawn in dip pen and ink and involving an awful lot of cross-hatching. The season is changing, cooler days and avoiding rain is back on the menu. Mighty ominous black clouds lurk on the horizon.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Drawing Outside




Drawing outside with dip pen (G-Nib) and ink.Sketchbook balanced precariously on the saddle of my bicycle. The wind knows and picks up enough to give me a little worry. I use a plastic money bag to keep my small ink bottle and lid together. The tissue is for cleaning the G-Pen Nib when I'm done.