|The Cosmic Conversation|
The Portrait Gallery cafe #3
pen and sepia ink in Royal Academy sketchbook, 20cm x 20cm
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
Two gents at the table next to me were having this very intent conversation about the cosmos and movements of the planets and planetary houses (as per astrology) while I sat and eat my crayfish and rocket on brown. After 10 minutes of drawing people, the sketch was christened "The Cosmic Conversation"!
I've just started to use the Royal Academy Sketchbook (20cm square) which is a casebound sewn sketchbook containing 80 leaves (160 pages) of mouldmade Stockwell catridge paper. It has different images by the members of the RA - mine's got a very nice by Fred Cuming RA who's one of my favourite ever painters.
It seems to work fine for pen and ink! This is what one of my pen and ink sketches can often look like before I start to add coloured pencils
|Royal Academy Sketchbook|
Image: Camber Sands by Fred Cuming RA