Cape Jourimain lighthouse

Pencil sketch of the newly-moved lighthouse at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre

Work-in-progress: pencil sketch of the newly-moved lighthouse at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre

  • Light 2H pencil under-drawing of the newly-moved lighthouse at Cape Jourimain, N.B.
  • 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (white/150 gsm) sketchbook.
  • From a photo I took in September, 2016.

Not sure if I want to do this as a pen-and-ink sketch or do light watercolour washes. We’ll see how I’m feeling about it once I’ve finished with the pencil.

Houses in Waterside

Watercolour sketch of houses in Waterside, New Brunswick

Watercolour sketch of houses in Waterside, New Brunswick, from a photo I took in August.

On 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (white/150 gsm) hard-bound sketchbook.

The Stillman & Birn Alpha sketchbook paper is meant for light washes, but it’s just a bit too light for what I’m doing here and tends to buckle. I’m still sorting out how watercolour works, though, and while I should move on to proper blocks (I have loads), I want to get more confident with my handling of watercolour media first.

Work in progress: roughed-in pencil sketch with a start on the line work with the Carbon fountain pen.

Work in progress: roughed-in pencil sketch with a start on the line work with the Carbon fountain pen.

Work in progress: roughed-in pencil sketch

Work in progress: roughed-in pencil sketch

I did a close-up view of these same houses earlier.

Bus driver checks his phone

Sketch of bus driver

Sketch of bus driver checking his phone

Bus driver checks his phone in the shade while waiting on Park Street, Sackville, New Brunswick, next to the Mount Allison University football field. From a photo I took in August, 2016. Totally butchered this one adding watercolour.

Pencil sketch on 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (white/150 gsm) paper.

The Bicycle Specialist, Amherst, Nova Scotia

Drawing of The Bicycle Specialist, Amherst

Drawing of The Bicycle Specialist, Amherst

Drawing of The Bicycle Specialist, Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Finished up this sketch with a 2B mechanical pencil. My Mini Cooper Clubman was challenging; cars are hard to get right. 0.9 mm 2B pencil — 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma (ivory/150 gsm).

Work in progress: early, roughed-in sketch of The Bicycle Specialist in Amherst, Nova Scotia

Work in progress: early, roughed-in sketch of The Bicycle Specialist in Amherst, Nova Scotia

Stephen Scott sketching

Pen-and-ink sketch of Stephen Scott sketching

Pen-and-ink sketch of Stephen Scott sketching

Sketch of Fredericton, New Brunswick, artist Stephen Scott painting on the Tantramar Marsh (Anderson Marsh Road). He’s working on a small oil sketch on linen from the back of his portable studio (his Subaru). Roughed-in with pencil on site; polished up with a fountain pen from reference photos back in the studio.

Stephen Scott en plein air

Stephen Scott en plein air