A New Sketchbook

I have a love / hate relationship with a brand new sketchbook. Each new book is perfectly shaped and clean, and contains not a single error of placement, pigment, or judgement. It’s potentially a bookshelf gallery of joyous art. Potentially. And before I begin, I imagine it finished and filled with faultless works that tell […]

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Day 106: Maitland Monument

What’s Maitland? Don’t know! But it’s the name of a rotunda in a seaside park in Kerkira. Drawn in 20 minutes with Staedtler 0.2 pigment liner. Outlined and annotated in 0.5 : Then shaded using Ecoline brush pens. Later I quickly sketched the old castle from the south east. Prisma time!

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Day 105: Kerkira Cafés

More street sketches in cafés. Continuing with Staedtler pigment liners and Ecoline brush pens in a 16:9 Winsor & Newton sketchpad. This shot is extended to make an iPhone wallpaper with the time on a black background! When I showed this to the owner, he showed me his wife’s version in which she added 100% […]

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Day 102: Kerkira Streets

Three sketches using Staedtler pigment liners 0.05, 0.1, 0.2 & 0.3 & 0.5mm widths and Ecoline Brush Pens for tone. 16:9 Winsor & Newton sketchbook. First one near “Mon Repos”, birthplace of Prince Philip, the DoE: Second from the restaurant En Plo looking at the Old Fort: Lastly, an evening looking up the “Guildford Road” […]

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