Sketching Fife: What’s in my Sketching Kit?

I’m sketching using a type of style called ‘line and wash’, which is a combination of ink line-drawing with washes of watercolour paint. If I’m going out to sketch, I need a small(ish) kit that I can take out with me easily, and something that’s not too difficult to lie by my side when sketching, … Continue reading Sketching Fife: What’s in my Sketching Kit?

Weaving a Landscape: Pittencrieff House, Dunfermline

Last year I got a gorgeous little wooden loom, and since then I've only played a little with it, not really finding the time to start any actual projects. I recently decided to start one of the ideas I've had for a while, of creating a series of local landscapes using the weaving loom. I … Continue reading Weaving a Landscape: Pittencrieff House, Dunfermline

Product Testing: water-soluble pencils and linework

I'm working towards a project I've had in my mind for a long time. In this project I want to use washes of water and linework together, and I'm fascinated with combining drawing and painting, which is why I currently have a mini-obsession with water-soluble pencils. (I may change my mind later and work with … Continue reading Product Testing: water-soluble pencils and linework

Product Testing: Derwent Inktense pencils

Adding tone to a simple line sketch – 'Spaniel' https://youtu.be/9-W7TkUQVss A very quick test of the potential of Derwent Inktense pencils in a simple line sketch – tone is so easy to apply with just the addition of water. The possibilities are endless. https://youtu.be/fMBwIgEZEC0 First of all, apologies for Part Two being the wrong way … Continue reading Product Testing: Derwent Inktense pencils

Product testing: Derwent Inktense pencils

Adding tone to a simple line sketch – 'Eye' https://youtu.be/wsau-DdnP2c A quick video to demonstrate the magic which transforms a very dull and unimpressive line scribble into something else entirely. Ingredients: one Derwent Inktense pencil (Indian black), and plain water. I'm really enjoying the possibilities of this. Combining drawing and painting is a strong interest … Continue reading Product testing: Derwent Inktense pencils