Some recent sketchbook work.
The piece above was inspired by my new book Glorious Papers by Ruth Issett.
Here I was playing with my fine tipped Artline pens so, obviously, there is no subtlety in the colour scheme.
I had stitching in mind – long and short, buttonhole, fly stitch, colonial knots and whipped back or stem stitch.
Must be a place I can include beautiful Palestrina knots.
This cup and saucer took me ages to do. It’s not from a real object but from a picture on a serviette that I worked on previously (see Workshops and Classes category – Stitching on Serviettes). I used that picture to help me get the shading right. I’m quite pleased with it and feel my eye for detail seems to be getting a little better. The hand still wobbles though.
Ruth Issett, Glorious Papers, Techniques for Applying Colour to Paper, B T Batsford Ltd, London, 2001.