RNLB Ernest and Mabel (sketch)21 September 2018
Here’s the latest picture in my Dorset series. It’s the larger of Weymouth’s two lifeboats, the RNLB Ernest and Mabel. Drawn with Mitsubishi Hi-Uni pencils on Bristol board. The Bristol board is ultra-smooth and helps me to get smooth textures and fine detail (but lacks the character you get from cartridge or watercolour paper).
This print is available from my Etsy shop, as are greeting cards and the original drawing. I’m donating a portion of each sale to the RNLI. You can also support me on Patreon and get a card or print of each Dorset picture as I finish them (depending on the level at which you pledge).
I wish i had the patience to do this sort of thing. As a yachtie i appreciate the subject matter.