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The Bicycle Specialist, Amherst, Nova Scotia

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).

Apartment block in Amherst, Nova Scotia

Sketch of a brick apartment building on Crescent Avenue, Amherst, Nova Scotia (from reference photos I took today). 2H pencil, Carbon fountain pen, and Copic markers on 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma (ivory/150 gsm) paper.

Woman at Peel métro station, Montréal

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. 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… Read more »

Rue Saint-Denis @ Cherrier, Montréal, Québec

Sketched from reference photos I took on a week-long visit to Montréal in March, 2015. The bright, mustardy yellow insulation exposed between the buildings was very striking, especially in the sunlight. When I got home I discovered that Marc Taro Holmes had sketched buildings across the street from this in his then–recently-released The Urban Sketcher,… Read more »

Houses with Kubota tractor

Series of shots of this work in progress; pencil, Carbon fountain pen, watercolour, in 8 ¼ × 3 ½″ Global Art Materials trav•e•logue hand•book. Had to include the Kubota tractor. Some pencil studies in a Moleskine drawing pad before starting the watercolour. The tractor is much bigger here than in the painting.