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
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
Training Boat Vs Trailing Boat. Based on my own photos. Sakura Pigma Micron pen on A4 paper.
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.
Wayfarer Sailing. Sakura Pigma Micron pens on unbranded paper. © C L Grasby
This was a gift for a friend on their 80th birthday - my own design including a sketch of his boat, burnt onto a wooden plaque, quoting his words, used when things don't go according to plan!
Last Wednesday I went out on the water with my local sailing group for the first time this season, and brought my camera along to get a few photos. After a dismal and overcast start to the evening, the skies cleared for a beautiful sunset over the Broads. I took the opportunity to dust off … Continue reading Oulton Broad, Wayfarer Sailing
On Boxing Day I watched the dinghies and keelboats racing from Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club, and took a few photos. I couldn't resist getting a bit more creative with some of my photos, even using the reflections in the clubhouse windows!
This was a commission for a colleague, who wanted a boat themed pyrographed gift box for a relative for Christmas. I had the idea of using a photo I'd taken earlier in the year, and sketched the image onto tracing paper, which I wrapped around the box to see whether the idea would work. … Continue reading ‘Sailing’ gift box