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people sketching while waiting

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Little courtyard off the waiting room, people waiting to be seen by the doctor; Rotring pen, water soluble felt pen with waterbrush and Parker jotter in Stillman and Birn Gamma Sketchbook
I'm seeing rather too much of hospital waiting rooms at the moment - but the weather was nice so we waited in a little courtyard garden, just off the waiting room, for our appointment - which of course was running late.   Sketching people out in the fresh air relieved the boredom considerably :>)

Not great sketches - my excuse is that the models kept twitching and moving and crocheting and suchlike, making it impossible to do the woman's hands for instance  - for me anyway.

I just can't enjoy sketching like this with my Rotring pen - I find nibs too scratchy.  :>(    (man on the top right).   I binned my Lamy pen because no matter what I did or how I cleaned it,  it refused to let the ink flow freely - not one I'd ever buy again - unless Lamy want to send me one that works?    I…

Derwent's new watercolour paper

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Birthday card made using Derwent's new watercolour paper - gouache, Artbars and oil pastel
A quick bunch of imaginary flowers for the birthday of my eldest daughter this weekend.

I'm a bit late posting it so Mr Postman please be quick.

I used the A4 paper and simply folded it - wrote the message in copper oil pastel inside and played with these flowers on the outside.