Category Archives: tools

In your sketch kit: Summer 2017

I’m finally packing my sketch bag for the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Chicago. And I’m going with my smallest sketchbag to date. It’s a small Timbuk 2 Messenger, and I’ll carry just 2 sketchbooks: A large 9×12 wirebound Beta book … Continue reading

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Sketching with (almost) nothing

I pulled out my kit at home to sketch when my friend and fellow sketcher Uma visited. And (I’m blaming it on the wine, see empty glass on left?) then I forgot to put it back in my bag. So … Continue reading

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End of the Year stuff

Bits and pieces as we head towards the end of the year. Continue reading

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Packing for Manchester

Packing for my workshop in Manchester… Continue reading

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What’s in my sketch kit?

My sketch kit is my studio-in-a bag. Here’s what’s in it today. Continue reading

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Lemon.

A quick 10 minute rainy day sketch. Lemon! Continue reading

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Mixing it up

I’ve been playing with mixing up my line, and working with multiple mark-making tools to create contrast. It’s fun to decide what to go with: Drawing moving people? Let’s go with the brush pen, it allows for loose, gestural line. … Continue reading

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