Redchurch Street and Brick Lane

Sun, finally: so off to Redchurch Street in Shoreditch to monopolise a table outside the great Barber & Parlour with my sketchbook. This began life as some rough scribbles in soluble watercolour pencil, followed by a wash from a Derwent waterbrush pen, then inked detail and darks with a Winsor & Newton Paynes Grey brushpen. Accidental addition: white americano.

The bar at the corner of Redchurch Street and Brick Lane has a large sign outside saying “No Hipsters: Keep out, with your silly hats and bushy beards” – being happily disregarded by their entire clientele.

 

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Ink + water

More quick figure sketching from a cafe near near Place Marcel Pagnol, using a Faber Castell watercolour pencil, a Pentel Tradio Pulaman Pen(and liberal splashes of water).  The pen is a recent purchase at the wonderfully antiquated Sennelier shop on the Left Bank – I couldn’t help myself. It has an unusual felt-tip “nib” which is good for quick sketches and the ink dilutes nicely with water.

Pentel Tradio pen