Flying home

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I have had pencils with mixed colour leads in them before, but not this kind, where the colours are neatly placed next to each other. I found it in a bookshop in Barcelona, and used it for parts of this spread from El Prat and Frankfurt airports on my way home from the Urban sketchers symposium in July.

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Exciting with a mixed colour pencil where you can almost control the change of colour by rotating the pencil while drawing.

27 x 21,5 cm, Black Pal mixed coloured pencil, various ink pens and watercolours on Stillman & Birn Alpha series sketchbook spread.

2 Responses to “Flying home”

  1. Fabiana says:

    Oh, I love those pencils too. So cool! Love your sketches.

  2. Brian says:

    I really admire your willingness to experiment with new tools and styles. These sketches are great – I especially like the one in the upper left (looks like watercolor and ink). It reminds me of the “ligne claire” style that Herge used in the Tintin comics (not sure if you are familiar with them) which I really love.


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