Sunday, 22 October 2017

Inktober 2017 - 'Cloud'

Staedtler Pigment Liners, white Pentel Hybrid Gel pen
and watercolour in 7.5" x 7.5" Handmade Sketchbook

Just a simple image today - Negril Beach ('Seven Mile Beach') in Jamaica, which I paint regularly. 

Have a great week ahead everyone!

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Inktober 2017 - 'Filthy'

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.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Sketchcrawl - Old Spitalfields Market

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.
Almost finished my sketch
(my subject in background)

Lunchtime and end of day comparisons




So many interesting places to sketch

Impressive view

Friday, 13 October 2017

Inktober 2017 - 'Teeming'

Staedtler Pigment Liners, Faber Castell Pitt artist pens, Zig Brushpens and
Derwent Coloursoft pencils in 7.5" x 7.5" Handmade Sketchbook


I've discovered that drawing fish makes me very sleepy. I really needed some colour today so absolutely went to town with it. Anyone else doing Inktober 2017? Enjoy! 

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Inktober 2017 - 'Shattered'

Staedtler Pigment Liner pens and red Pilot G-Tec C4 pen  
in 7.5" x 7.5" Handmade Sketchbook.
#Inktober, #Inktober 2017


She looks like I feel. Back to bed, methinks! Happy Thursday everyone.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Inktober 2017 - 'Run'

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.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Inktober 2017 - 'Gigantic'

Staedtler Pigment Liners (various nib sizes) 
and Zig Brushpen in 7.5" x 7.5" Handmade Sketchbook.
#Inktober, #Inktober 2017


This is for Day 10 of Inktober - 'Gigantic'. I've had a few busier than normal days so rather than beat myself up about being behind, I simply omitted a few entries.

Happy creating!

Friday, 6 October 2017

Inktober 2017 - 'Long'

Staedtler Pigment Liners (various nib sizes) 
in 7.5" x 7.5" Handmade Sketchbook.
#Inktober, #Inktober 2017


This is my entry for Day 5 of Inktober - 'Long'. I'm a day behind as I only drew this an hour or so ago. Happy artieness everyone! 

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Inktober 2017 - 'Under Water' (from a photo by AnupamNath)

Staedtler Pigment Liners (various nib sizes) and
Tombow Brushpen in 7.5" x 7.5" Handmade Sketchbook.
#Inktober, #Inktober 2017

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Inktober 2017 - 'Poison'

Staedtler Pigment Liners (various nib sizes) and
Tombow Brushpen in 7.5" x 7.5" Handmade Sketchbook.
#Inktober, #Inktober 2017

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Inktober 2017 - 'Divided'

Staedtler Pigment Liners (various nib sizes) and
Tombow Brushpen in 7.5" x 7.5" Handmade Sketchbook.
#Inktober, #Inktober 2017

Monday, 2 October 2017

Inktober 2017 - 'Lime Infusion'

Staedtler Pigment Liners (various nib sizes) 
in 7.5" x 7.5" Handmade Sketchbook.
#Inktober, #Inktober 2017

Friday, 29 September 2017

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! 

Happy creating everyone!

Thursday, 28 September 2017

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.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Sketch of Wardown

Pen and Ink and Watercolour Sketch of Wardown
in Handmade Sketchbook

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!

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

279. Simple Pastel Sketch of Cumbria

Charcoal and Schmincke and Unison soft pastels on 
Clairefontaine Pastelmat, 12" x 12"

Done in a rush!