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!
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.
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
Initially when I started this drawing I had a different idea in mind, and then I made a mess. Instead of throwing the drawing in the bin however, as I often do, I persevered and used it as an opportunity to experiment with the paints and let my imagination take over. I was surprised (and … Continue reading Wayfarer at Night, pen and watercolour
Created using a couple of reference photos, this was a gift for a colleague. He was fun to draw!
Lobster and Lobster Net, Sakura Pigma Micron Drawing Pens on unbranded a5 paper. Trawler at Sea, Sakura Pigma Micron Drawing Pen and Winsor & Newton watercolours on Daler Rowney Aquafine texture watercolour paper. The lobster drawing was created from a combination of reference photos on Pixabay, while the trawler painting was from a supplied photograph.
Broke out my watercolours for this, as felt I needed some bright colours while looking ahead to Spring on a cold and dreary winter day! Spring Geese, Winsor and Newton watercolours and Sakura Pigma Micron pen on Daler Rowney Aquafine paper. Photo reference from Pixabay.
I decided to design my own cards this year, but didn't leave myself much time to do it! As a result, I only did a couple of sketches this year: Both of these were created using Sakura Pigma Micron drawing pens, and finished with a watercolour wash. I then sketched the following for my local … Continue reading Some Festive Drawing…
I had to wait to share this as it was a gift for a friend's birthday! This was drawn using my dip pen and Indian ink, drawing inspiration from a few photographs on Pixabay, and I built up the tones gradually using watercolours. It took quite a bit of building up to get to the … Continue reading Stonehenge, pen and watercolours