Staedtler Pigment Liners (various) and Tombow Brushpen
in 7.5" x 7.5" Handmade Sketchbook
I resorted to using a ruler for the horizontal lines in the staves as my usual method of steadying my finger along the edge of the sketchbook was proving a little wobbly (someone's overtired!). I also did a pencil underdrawing and nowadays I no longer waste time with a pencil, preferring to dive straight in with the pen and ink. However, it was driving me a little mad so I gave in in the end.
I Googled 'Horace Silver' and found an ancient photo of him playing, I also found an image of the 'Blue Note' 45rpm single and the sheet music. As I've used way less than 10%, I'm assuming it's OK to use it.
Staedtler Pigment Liners, Tombow Brushpen and Neocolour II Wax Pastels in 7.5" x 7.5" Handmade Sketchbook
Urban Sketchers London Sketchcrawl at Old Spitalfields Market today. My friend, Ella, came with me; it was her first one and we had a great day. It was warm and dry and there were plenty places to sit, eat and sketch. It was such an interesting venue; thank you USK London organisers. I didn't have time to do the art deco building in the distance but will another time; it's beautiful.
Staedtler Pigment Liners (various nib sizes) in 7.5" x 7.5" Handmade Sketchbook.
#Inktober, #Inktober 2017 [Legs from an internet photo; landscape scenery is mine]
I can hardly believe it's Day 11 already! Anyway, today's subject was 'Run' and I was not so sure of my final image but posted it anyway and by the end of today, I'd received 79 'likes' on the 'Inktober' FB page so I'm sitting here very humbled and hugely encouraged.
Schminke and Unison Soft Pastels with Charcoal Pencil
on Dark Grey Sennelier PastelCard, 13" x 19.5"
This is yesterday's sketch with colour added - it's interesting to me to see what came out of my head (apart from the teacup, as mentioned) and I'd like to try more of this (hopefully, without the anger prompt!). I'll post this in Leslie's '30-in-30 Challenge' and see if I can get another piece of artwork done before the challenge is over!
Charcoal Pencil on Dark Grey Sennelier PastelCard, 13" x 19.5"
To be honest?! I was really cross about something and decided, rather than lose it, I'd do some artwork to get it out of my system so I made myself a lovely lime infusion, chose a large piece of Pastelcard and sketched out the image above - it worked! I felt better having drawn something. I do have a vase that shape so drew it from memory but the only element in the drawing that was 'live' was the teacup with my infusion. The rest was all out of my head.
A friend and I went on our own little sketchcrawl and did a few sketches before having a cuppa in the tea rooms. After she left to collect her children, I gave myself a little artist's date by sketching and painting this.
It's hard to believe I've been unable to post in Leslie Saeta's '30-in-30 Challenge' before now when I've made it a high point in my calendar in previous years. I'll have to make a determined effort for Inktober!