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Apples and Tomatoes . . . part 4 . . . the end

Intro:This is one of those tests that ‘pen and paper’ people like to do every now and then -it’s the first time I’ve done it and, tragically,  found it interesting – I must get out more.

Moleskine users put there will know that the paper varies a lot.- whereas the watercolour paper is ‘watercolor’ friendly- the sketch book is paper is a lot less so. Whilst preparing for a brief visit to the UK was wondering what to take….

Version IV- This was done very quickly using Staedtler Triplus colour pens and a Pentel Japanese style brush pen- again the colours are not meant to be ‘realistic’ but I wanted to do something very quickly – –  2 or 3 mins – – (unfortunately the obsessive in me says ‘and it looks like it, too . . . . .’ ) In fact, it was done on a scrap of paper,  so it doesn’t really help the test.- and the tomatoes have been eaten – – Anyway, all comments, welcome!

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Life Sketching

Apples and Tomatoes . . . part 3

Intro:This is one of those tests that ‘pen and paper’ people like to do every now and then -it’s the first time I’ve done it and, tragically,  found it interesting – I must get out more.

Moleskine users put there will know that the paper varies a lot – whereas the watercolour paper is ‘watercolor’ friendly- the sketch book is paper is a lot less so. Whilst preparing for a brief visit to the UK I was wondering what to take….

Version III- This was done using Staedtler Triplus colour pens and Copic multiliner. Though clearly the colours are not meant to be ‘realistic’, I quite liked this effect.

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Life Sketching

Apples and Tomatoes . . . part 2

Intro:This is one of those tests that ‘pen and paper’ people like to do every now and then -it’s the first time I’ve done it and, tragically,  found it interesting – I must get out more.

Moleskine users out there will know that the paper varies a lot – whereas the watercolour paper is ‘watercolor’ friendly- the sketch book is paper is a lot less so. Whilst preparing for a brief visit to the UK I was wondering what to take….

I’ve been looking at a lot of black and white work recently including a stunning exhibition in Rome of work by Da Vinci and Michelangelo. Also a lovely site by Glasgow based illustrator Wil Freeborn with some gorgeous watercolour and pencil. So No. II is a quick attempt at pen and Ink with Copic multiliners…… all comments welcome!

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Life

Apples and Tomatoes . . .

This is one of those tests that ‘pen and paper’ people like to do every now and then -it’s the first time I’ve done it and, tragically,  found it interesting – I must get out more . . ..

Moleskine users out there will know that the paper varies a lot – whereas the watercolour paper is ‘watercolor’ friendly- the sketch book is paper is a lot less so.

This is no. I -the colour in the Pentel color waterbrushes is extremely intense and as I tried to dilute it down with the clean waterbrush the paper was not happy-  should really have been more patient and let it dry more before ‘over-egging the pudding’… as it dried, the image mellowed but it’s still a bit heavy

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A summer’s evening . . . beer and citronella candles