I took a few photos earlier this month of some local dogs swimming in the slipway, which then inspired some doodling... Shake it off! 💦 Ballpoint pen on cartridge paper. This is a sketch of a lovely retriever named Ben, who has been launching himself into the local slipway for his daily swim for as … Continue reading Some ballpoint pen sketching…
I used a mix of Derwent and Winsor and Newton watercolours for the initial sketch, then added detail using Sakura Pigma Micron pens. This was created for my Grandad as a gift. Evie - Pen and Watercolour on Watercolour Paper.
I started this sketch of Dave the labradoodle earlier this month, but finally finished it today! Drawn using Sakura Pigma Micron Pens in an A5 sketchpad.
Created using a couple of reference photos, this was a gift for a colleague. He was fun to draw!
This was based on a colleagues' photo of her dog, Rosie - had to have a go at drawing her. The angled view posed a bit of a challenge to draw, but look at those eyes!
Training Boat Vs Trailing Boat. Based on my own photos. Sakura Pigma Micron pen on A4 paper.
Wayfarer Sailing. Sakura Pigma Micron pens on unbranded paper. © C L Grasby
I love experimenting and drawing with different mediums, but quite often enjoy drawing with an everyday ballpoint pen! This started as a doodle in my sketchbook, and is based on my own reference photos of a binturong that I'd seen at Colchester Zoo.
I quite often start drawings and then put them to one side for a while before going back and finishing them. I started this drawing earlier this year at a local pastels workshop, using my own reference photos that I'd taken of a black swan cygnet in Dawlish in 2017.
Most of the stuff in my sketchbooks are scribbles for ideas and inspirations, but quite often I’ll find something will start as a doodle or a rough sketch, then evolve into a 'proper' drawing! This was based on a photo and some sketches from a recent Colchester Zoo visit. I used Windsor and Newton Indian … Continue reading Doodling with a dip pen…