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Monday, July 21, 2014

‘Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight’ hand-drawn map - inking

Inking out the north Kent coastline in ‘scratch pen’

The tide’s in

Before adding a (water)colour, I have to wait for exactly the right time for the clear water ‘base’ to become a sheen, (not a sopping wet puddle).

When the water base is ready, the new colour pigment flows into it seamlessly.

Drying in the summer warmth outside my cabin

The main colour work is complete

Detail showing a mixture of pthalo blue and sienna and the pitted texture of the Bockingford paper

A cephalopod raises a glass with one of his many arms

A Kentish icon - the oast house, where hops were dried


The scratch, or ‘dip’ pen provides a lovely ‘fat and thin’ elegant line

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