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The way home in ink

Friday, September 16th, 2016

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The trip home from Manchester offered a few neat drawing opportunities. One just beside my fav store in London, Cornelissen´s (where I happened to spend just a few pounds on a fabulous travel brush). Then off to Gatwick, where I was a bit early for my flight, so I could relax with some people spotting with pen in hand.

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And so, end of journey, putting my feet up on a foot stool after emptying my bags at home. Aaaah. You know the feeling.

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Top drawing: 19 x 19 cm, middle: 18 x 9 cm, bottom: 18 x 11 cm, all drawn with fude nib fountain pen with De Atramentis document ink on Stillman & Birn alpha series sketchbook paper.

Cold fingers in London

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

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Had the opportunity to go sketching for about two hours in London yesterday, wrapping up a work trip to this fabulous city. London, January and a cold wind makes for fingers cold as ice, not much different from drawing outdoors in Stockholm at the moment.

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Went into a café to warm up and fill in some colour, when a gentleman struck up a conversation with me. He wanted to discuss my technique, since he wanted to do something similar himself. He was suffering from stress, and had been ordered by the doctor to go out drawing. I´m just sayin´. This doctor got it right. :)

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I managed to squeeze in an early morning sketch too, of the not too inspiring view from my hotel room.

Top and bottom drawings: 21 x 14 cm, middle: 18 x 14 cm, UniPin fineliners and watercolours in Stillman & Birn alpha series sketchbook.


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