Quick exercise in shadow and light.

Quick exercise in shadow and light.

Superb, Alan!

Wow! This is incredible, Alan! My pen work is bad, but to do this with a rigger would be a disastrous mistake! I would have ink splashed everywhere - including all over myself!! Super duper work!

It would take me a week to do this "quick "exercise and it still wouldn't be right! Yours is absolutely stunning Alan and I admire your extraordinary skill.

Good drawing skills apparent once again Alan, the shadows emphasise the size of these impressive buildings.

Nice work Alan, as ever....

Your use of tonal contrasts is making me look again at my own work, which I'm sure will benefit - can't really ask for more than that from a fellow artist! That stroke of muted blue in the foreground was a brilliant touch - the sort of instinctive touch that comes from deep experience and knowledge. (Syd is asking a good question on acrylic inks on the forum, by the way, to which I don't know the answer - but I'm sure you do.)

A beauty Alan and the textures are Fabulous

Smashing Alan. You must have an extremely steady hand to get all those lines done with a rigger.

Simply lovely Alan

Beautifully executed Alan!

Good grief Alan, you're so good!!

I do wonder at times if I am worthy of these comments, but I do thank everyone who takes the time to make them, I always appreciate the effort.

Fantastical Alan a real treat to view this!

Super drawing Alan

Excellent work Alan , I really like the white detail of the lampposts and railings is that white ink ?

Hang on Studio Wall

One of a few oddments that I painted a week or so ago from old sketchbooks. I particularly liked the light and shadows falling on this building so I gave it a go with rigger brush and acrylic ink.

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Alan Bickley

Having studied fine art and graphics at both Stafford and Derby college, my career working as a graphic artist and latterly as editorial artist with Northcliffe Media Ltd, has kept me constantly in touch with all aspects of art and design. Painting mainly in oils, acrylics and watercolour, my…

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