RNLB Ernest and Mabel (sketch)

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[…]

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Bird Project (sketches)

When I was young I really enjoyed learning the names of all the birds and identifying and watching the ones I saw. Like so many things, over the years I’ve forgotten pretty much all of what I once knew. It’s knowledge I’m keen to regain, especially since moving to Weymouth,[…]

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Portland Bill Lighthouse (sketch)

I used Bristol board for this picture. The very smooth surface let me get more detail. That’s not always what I’m after; often I want to see the texture of the paper and I want to lean more towards getting the idea of somewhere or something. (This is particularly the[…]

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