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
I did a close-up view of these same houses earlier.
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.
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
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
Sketch of 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.
Houses on Fawcett Avenue, Sackville, NB
9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (white/150 gsm) paper.
Roughed-in pencil sketch