Tuesday, 31 March 2009

090331 (3/3) Chap with hat

A portly chap absent-mindedly feeds the London pigeons as people mill around him. Materials: Pentel Brush Pen Duration: 10 mins

090331 (2/3) Map reader

A guy takes five work out his next move. Materials: Pentel Brush Pen Duration: 10 mins

090331 (1/3) Row of men, British Museum

Nice to get out armed only with a brush pen and sketchbook. No feint trace lines before committing, just committing to the ink right there! I even left the white Chinagraph behind today. One of a series of three. Materials: Pentel Brush Pen Duration: 10 mins

Friday, 27 March 2009

090327 Man on train

Sketched this after a long day at work yesterday. Sleeping people make such good (still) models! Materials: Blue Biro on Daler Rowney Cachet paper. Duration: About half an hour.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

090305 Triumph motorbike, Denmark Place

After a short trip to Foyles bookshop, I had half an hour and took a shortcut back through Denmark Place. I sketched this nice, shiny British Triumph in the quiet alleyway behind the drumming studios and famous guitar shops of Denmark Street, off Charing Cross Road, WC2. Materials: Daler Rowney Artists' Sketching pencil on brown paper. Duration: 30mins.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

090303 Easter Island Statue, British Museum

A windy and cold day, so I sought the warmth and shelter of The British Museum, a favourite sketching haunt. The plaque read Hoa Hakananai'a, which means 'secret friend' or something similar and this Easter Island figure dates back to around 1400AD. I like sculptures, they stay nice and still for the artist. Materials: Black and white Daler Rowney 'Sketching Pencils" on cardboard (art pad backing). Duration: 20mins.

Monday, 2 March 2009

090302 Reader, Crabtree Fields

Only had a brief moment to sketch today, so popped over to Crabtree Fields, Colville Place, a precious slice of green in the erstwhile grey environment of Tottenham Court Road. The book reader in question actually disappeared two-thirds of the way through the sketch, so I improvised thereafter. The fleeting low winter sun made the odd appearance and produced some nice diagonal shadows via the trees across the pavement. But disappeared again, so I found myself waiting for the clouds to move on and reveal it again, just to make sure I was getting the shadows in the right place. Materials: Black and white Daler Rowney 'Sketching Pencils" on manilla envelope paper. Duration: 20mins.