Chris J Richards

My writing, photography, and art


Pen Drawings

I hadn’t done a pen sketch for several months, but with Jess’s birthday approaching I decided to do one for her card. She loves walking Jack, her black Labrador on the mountain near her, so I sketched this artistic interpretation… Continue Reading →

Pen drawing and watercolour scene from a photo I took in New Quay, Ceredigion. Not quite the look I was hoping for… perhaps too colourful, too precise? I’m not sure.

A quick sketch and watercolour scene of Trichrug seen from Pen Arthur forest, Carmarthenshire. Essential a trial of doing more short-form works in an effort to increase output.

A corny idea for a get well soon card for my mother. Pen and watercolour on 6×6 inch card.

The aim of this drawing of a stream in Snowdonia was to let go of any perfectionism and sketch as quickly as possible. I think my skills would really benefit from sketching like this more regularly, perhaps more as a… Continue Reading →

I drove past this ramshackle workshop in Cwmdwyfran, Carmarthenshire several times before I actually stopped to take a reference photo. I think it translated really well to an ink drawing with the various textures in the wood, stone, and corrugated… Continue Reading →

Sketched this derelict building that I think may be a coach house up near the Glynhir estate above Llandybie. Only my third finished piece after taking up pen drawing again after so many years.

Tried bolder line-work for this countryside scene of the countryside around Drefach-Felindre, and I think it adds a certain ‘life’ to the piece – though I think the neatness of my lines could be better.

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