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

Woman at Peel métro station, Montréal

Watercolour: Woman at Peel métro station

Watercolour: Woman at Peel métro station

Pencil, Lamy Vista fountain pen with Borealis Black Noodler’s Ink, and watercolour in a 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma sketchbook. From a reference photo I took in March, 2015.

Roughed-in pencil sketch

Roughed-in pencil sketch

Before starting the watercolour in my sketchbook, I did a small sketch of the woman who is the subject of the painting — it was her impassive expression as she watched me photographing the people on the platform that lead me to want to do this piece. It’s only 1 cm across, but it captures her expression better than the watercolour sketch (where her face is much smaller). This was done on a scrap of paper that I’ll undoubtedly lose track of…

Woman at Peel

Woman at Peel