Here are a few other sketches I’ve done recently on my Wednesday evening sketching sessions or other outings.
All of these contain some combination of:
- coloured pencils (both wax/oil based coloured pencils and a few watercolour pencils)
- Neocolor crayons I and II (mainly the watersoluble ones)
- markers (mainly GoldFaber Aqua Dual Markers with a few Tombows)
- fude pen (55 degree Sailor Fude de Mannen with black De Atramentis Document Ink)
This first one was done in a very dramatic office tower lobby in the City. I’ve been thinking about doing a series of this type of interior sketches for a long time and now might be the time to start.
As the notes indicate it was the first sketch of the day – and that is very out of character not to have done anything (other than my usual highlights from my morning reading of the Bible) until late afternoon. A sign of a hectic day?
Quick marker (and a little colour pencil) sketch of a new structure that appeared on George St. What is it? I don’t know so I’ll have to check it out another time. I was in a rush as I wanted to visit a store before closing and using markers was perfect for this type of ‘on-the-go’ sketch.
A sketch during a short Saturday afternoon impromptu sketching meet. I’ve drawn from the same spot (slightly different angle) a number of years ago, so when I started this one I was thinking of the thoughts I had about the limitations of one-point perspective back in 2016.
I had a great time doing this sketch while chatting to a fellow sketcher I had just met so I wasn’t fully concentrating. Note: If I meet someone new I find it a bit odd to sit in silence for an hour while we both sketch!
And I sketched during my dumpling dinner.
Hmm, it might sound like an easy option just to use dry media and not get my paints out, but having pens and pencils all over the place might be more inconvenient than having a small watercolour palette and water container on the table.