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 started this portrait a while ago, but it wasn't until lockdown started that I revisited the pen drawing to add tone with watercolours. Sakura Pigma Micron and Derwent Inktense watercolour pans on Bockingford cold-pressed watercolour paper. 6.5x6.5in I worked from a supplied photo - her fur was lovely to sketch!
Missing being out on boats at the moment - especially with the lovely weather, but lockdown has at least prompted me to get drawing! This was sketched on A4 Daler Rowney Aquafine cold pressed watercolour paper, and I used Sakura Pigma Micron pens and Winsor and Newton watercolour pans. I love the texture on this … Continue reading Wayfarer and Wanderer, pen and watercolour
Sakura Pigma Micron pen and Winsor and Newton watercolours on smooth watercolour paper. This was completed following a request from a friend. I worked from a supplied reference photo, and although I had a little trouble getting his colouring onto paper, I love how it turned out in the end!
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.
Guber, Pen and Watercolour on A5 watercolour paper. This sketch was created for a work colleague using a few of her photos of her cat as a reference. I used Sakura Pigma Micron pens for the initial sketch, then added colour with watercolours.
These were completed in August, and presented to their owners following a very enjoyable but eventful weekend of sailing! Brightlingsea Sailing, Harbour View - pen and watercolour on watercolour paper. © C L Grasby, 2019. Brightlingsea Sailing, Bateman's Tower View - pen and watercolour on watercolour paper. © C L Grasby, 2019. I really enjoyed … Continue reading Brightlingsea Sailing
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!