illustration of watercolour swans on the sketchbook page

Drawing with ink and stick

For the past few months I have been working on a new sketchbook dedicated to ducks. Now I have scanned it and I can finally start putting it out online.

The first instalment of birds starts with this gif of pruning swans.

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Actually, the weather turned rather grim here in Cambridge since the time I drew this picture. So this is a little bit of wishful thinking.

I drew everything with ink and stick. The stick was made from an old Ikea pencil, which I wrecked rather brutally for the sake of art. Sorry, Ikea.

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Drawing with a stick is wild, it does a great job when you are frustrated with your clean boring lines and need a bit of a shake-up. You can use tree branches and all sort of other sticks for an even wilder result.

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