These were created following a suggestion by my mum during lockdown. I had a play with a couple of pen and watercolour sketches of sloths, with the idea of creating a captioned illustration for my Redbubble shop. Sloth, pen and watercolour. Sloth, Pen and watercolour. I loved painting these, sloths are such characters and have … Continue reading Sloths, pen and watercolour
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
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.