Sketching in Manchester, #3

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Being an instructor at an Urban sketchers symposium is great fun. The only drawback (!) is that you actually have less time to go sketching than you´d want to, since the workshop preparations take quite a bit of time. So some mornings I get myself up early to join the morning sketching crowd, which basically consists of instructors who feel the same itching drawing urge as I do.

Now, I am not at my best early in the morning, which is why it´s completely lovely when you find a bench in the sun by the Rochdale canal, and you get to sit there drawing Margo for an hour or so.

This is probably the biggest sketchbook drawing I´ve ever made. I have an A4 sketchbook at the moment, and this is the first time I drew across a whole spread. Liberating and just a little bit scary.

41 x 29 cm, fude nib fountain pen with De Atramentis document ink, and watercolours, on Stillman & Birn alpha series sketchbook spread.

2 Responses to “Sketching in Manchester, #3”

  1. Isa says:

    j’aime beaucoup cette double page et aussi le fait que tu ne mettes en couleurs que le canal et les bateaux.

    • Merci Isa! Les fenêtres de ce batiment étaient trop fatiguant, il y avait des centaines. Alors je met des colours sur les choses les plus importants, et ignorait les fenêtres… ;)


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