Sketchbook

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this is a spread from my current Fabriano Art Journal and can be seen in the buddhism section as well as a blog post – on these pages, I share my love for Thay (Thich Nhat Hanh), for his engaged Buddhism, for Plum Village where I am always grateful for all the resources they so generously share… and where we try to participate with some of the online practices when we can…

‘The art was all done with a TWSBI fountain pen and deatrimentas black ink, with watercolour, also some of the Faber  Castell Artist Pitt Pens. This sketchbook is a bit larger than A4 size.

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A double page from my A5 Fabriano sketchbook/journal – my friend Lin who lives in the UK, has foxes come to visit her at her house. She feeds them and even gives them medication if they are unwell! They are such gorgeous little animals, and this little one, Basil, was a special one to her. I used one of her photos as a reference and drew him in ink and watercolour. He was such a sweetie, I am pleased with how he turned out 😊 I found many facts about foxes but just included a few to go with the illustration…

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The second double page of my lovely A5 size Fabriano Venezia Sketchbook, featuring gorgeous Robbie (the beautiful and very well loved cat belonging to my sister, Adele Flood)
He is such a cutie and a real character! I drew him in black ink with my TWSBI fountain pen, and coloured him with Faber Castell watercolours, and some Derwent Drawing pencils.

‘Since doing this, I have done a full colour portrait of Robbie, which I will upload soon…

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The first sketch in a brand new gorgeous sketchbook – A lovely Fabriano Venezia, A5 size, and I used Ink and Watercolour. Gorgeous paper! And who better to star on the opening pages than our gorgeous Gordon? ❤️ (He is usually the first page of nearly every sketchbook I have – plus a good few internals lol) He is a well loved little boy who brings joy to so many! ❤️

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I love little donkeys, they are so cute! I did this using my TWISBI fountain pen with black DeAtramentis ink, and then coloured using Copic marker pens and a white gel pen. It is in my A4 size Stillman and Birn Zeta Series sketchbook…
It did take longer than my usual done in one sitting sort of sketch… I usually only get a chance to do this sort of thing at night, and not for great amounts of time, so it does take a few attempts over a few days on a larger more involved one…

 

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I have been loving my brown Kraft paper sketch book – I bought an A4 and an A5 book… these two sketches were done in the A5.  The ducks were drawn with my Lamy fountain pen in sepia ink and a white gel pen for highlights, and the little donkey was done using my TWISBI fountain pen with black ink, and a white gel pen for the highlights…

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A section of the foreshore just around from Rockingham beach (heading towards Kwinana grain terminal)

 

The following few sketches, all done in Ink, from my sketchbook (a few of the pages done in October for the ‘Inktober’ challenge which was in 2017)

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