Archive | January 2012

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Do the Bus Stop

As I was starting a brand new sketchbook for my Urban Sketches entries I decided on a theme based around Scenes From A Bus Stop. Most will still be around my local area, but as I take public transport quite regularly I will include other locations around Sydney (and possibly further? who knows…) Anyway, I’m […]

Urban Sketches Australia 2012

My theme for my new Urban Sketches book in 2012 is “Scenes from a Bus Stop”

International Scratch Crawl

The Sydney group had arranged the International Sketchcrawl venue in Hyde Park, but on cue the rain came bucketing down. (What makes me cringe is that when I got home that afternoon the sun came out, and has been out for the rest of the weekend!!) However, the Australian Museum was a nice alternative, and […]

Ackerman Pump Pen First Review

I’m not sure how many of you have heard of the Ackerman Pump Pen, but in my search for a “compactible” pen to draw with I found these guys. I love dip pens nibs for the flexibility they have when moving them around the page, and the varying line width in a single stroke. But […]

Happy New Year!

I made the most of my precious client-free week inbetween Xmas and NY Day and got a lot of drawing and painting done. How blissful it was! I managed a couple more Urban Sketches, which completes one book. So I will start the new year with a new book. I was thinking of drawing scenes […]