Because my coloured pencil sketch’n’walk drawings are so different from my normal sketching I thought it was time to put them all together in the one post. As discussed previously these are really quick sketches done at some point during my evening walk and I was standing up for most of them.
I have a small collection of 11 or 12 coloured pencils (see here) and I generally draw first using my Sailor de Mannen 55 degree nib.
I really enjoy doing these super quick sketches with rapid strokes and a limited palette!
It’s fun to push myself to work as fast as I can without any pressure. No waiting time (for paint to dry) is good too!
Lane Cove National Park looking down the main road
Seeing how much I could do of this complex scene (Pacific Hwy) in 15 minutes!
A very quick sketch looking down the highway
Documenting the demolition of the local Coles supermarket.
Catholic church on toned paper
Really quick sketch of a tree just as it started to rain.
I always find it fascinating to see how much my style and mark-making carries across various media.
What size are these sketches please?
Hi Janet – They are done in A5 books – the grey and tones are spiral bound A5, the cream is smaller than A5 hardbound books and I’m sketching across the spread – similar in size to a Moleskine
Your foliage edges are a dead giveaway… the medium may change but the guiding hand never does! I’m looking forward to trying some sketches like this as soon as our Chicago weather gets a bit more ‘walkable’
Hi David – yes, those marks are a giveaway! 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your versions
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