Sunday, 29 July 2018

Sketching in Oxford

On Saturday, one of my daughters and I went to Oxford (England). We packed our sketchbooks and managed to do a few sketches during the day.

As usual, I have used different ink pen brushes that I like for quick execution, a range of black PITT artist pens (Faber-Castell), and my Sennelier travel watercolour box for the wash on one of the sketches. These are direct execution, without any preliminary drawing.

Inky Fingers Comics - Sepia Ink pen brush (Pentel)

Inky Fingers Comics is an independent specialized bookshop located 38 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1HZ. They stock the usual American comics (Marvels or DC) and Japanese manga books, but also some original graphic novels,‘indie’ and self-published books. And you can buy a coffee, seat and browse the "Library" box... Great atmosphere and warm welcome from the owner. Recommended shop if you like comics and go to Oxford.

Eating at Wagamama - Green ink pen brush (Pentel) and ink pen

I started with the ink brush and, at the end, used a black ink pen to give more definition to the main subject (that is until the bowl of Ramen arrived at our table).

After lunch and raiding a few bookshops, we went to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History to do more sketches. They have one of a rare specimen of a Dodo (another one is in London).

Statue of the Prince Consort - Ink pen and watercolour wash

Iguanodon Bernissartensis - Blue Ink pen brush (Pentel)

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