This was created during lockdown and was based on a photo of a raven I'd taken last year at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary. Corvid Confusion, PaperMate InkJoy ballpoint pen on paper. The reference photo I used wasn't great quality - a bad combination of a slower shutter speed versus a darker enclosure behind bars, but it … Continue reading Corvid Confusion, ballpoint pen
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!
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
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.
These drawings are part of an illustration project I have been working on, and are being shared with permission of the client. I created these with Sakura Pigma Micron Pens on white cartridge paper. Norwich Castle Norwich Cathedral Pulls Ferry Cow Tower City Hall Norwich Station UEA’s Ziggurat’s