3 January

Day three of 30 faces in 30 days. George Cwirko Godycki drew this portrait in pen using a selection of nib thicknesses and a brush dipped in ink. I used two Sailor fude fountain pens, one with black and one with grey ink plus a little water soluble ink and a wet finger!

29 December

Ginny bought me a book about fashion illustration for Christmas. It’s fascinating to see a different approach to drawing figures that concentrates on clothing and accessories. Here are a couple of the exercises from the book that starts with shoes and bags.

19 December

Out with Bournemouth and Poole urban sketchers at the Russel Cotes museum this morning. We had a good turnout with over a dozen sketchers. The museum was very festive with carols played on the piano and staff dressed in Victorian costumes. Watercolour isn’t allowed in the museum so I used a pen and water brush to create some tone on one and pencil on another.