Stafford Castle from the West - Reed Pen + India Ink.

Stafford Castle from the West - Reed Pen + India Ink.

Splendid sketch Alan, those reeds are really working for you.

Lovely sketch, Alan, I love pen and ink work.

Very pleasing Alan. I expect they give you more of a feeling of freedom.

Youve mastered them already Alan gorgeous work

I think its great as it is Alan, I wouldn't add colour to it, its a beautiful drawing, it depicts how cold and chilling the countryside is at this time of year.

Thank you so much, I'm just loving the flexibility of these 'throw away' pens. This was drawn using a couple of different size cut nibs.

Lovely sketch Alan,those tracks add to the perspective.

A very fine sketch Alan, it looks as if you enjoyed using your new 'toys'.

A great new toy Margaret, thanks. Thanks also Andre, I hope that I have depicted ploughed furrows, that was the intention.

Super drawing! Really inspiring piece, so strong and assured. Love it!

Love it Alan, looking up to castle, a great view.

Good job Alan.

Wow, great sketch, I'd never heard of reed pens before and had no idea you could get such great marks with them. Hope they give you lots of creative enjoyment.

A good technique here Alan!

Oooooo, Alan love this!

Nice to see the reeds going to such good service Alan. Very nice work

Wow, how unexpected from a simple drawing, thank you all so much.

Great stuff Alan , a bit of colour would be well worth the risk

Lovely effect with the reeds. I like your sketches. This one has an edge.

I am unfamiliar with reed pens but really love the marks you’ve made here.

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7 x 11in reed pen sketch on HP watercolour paper. Thought I'd give the old reed pens another airing - they really are a delight to draw with, that's if you don't mind a few blotches along the way! I was thinking of splashing a bit of colour over it, we'll see.

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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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