Ian Stuart Campbell

Website: http://www.mysketches.co.uk

Email: stuart@trinitygrove.demon.co.uk

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"Night Cap" Ink sketch with colour pencil.

'Cat House' Ink Sketch with colour pencil

The Kelpies, Ink Sketch

Rusty Nail, Ink Sketch

Santa Maria della Salute, Venice. Ink Sketch

Egypt Rooms, Ink Sketch


Looking at life, at buildings, and at dynamics of space in cities like Rome, Paris or Edinburgh evokes mankind's deep culture and soaring achievements. Rough sketching (en pleine air) is an absorbing social encounter exploring sounds and smells as well as colour and bustle. Immediacy is hard to convey but sketching at speed directly onto paper with an unforgiving medium like ink, leaves doubts or errors incorporated within the final image.
My original sketches are drawn using Staedler Pigment Ink pens, which are chosen for lightfast and waterproof qualities and ease of use in the open air. Whenever possible sketches are drawn directly onto Fabriano 220/300 gsm smooth paper, or equivalent.


Stuart is an enthusiastic artist who considers drawing, painting and photography to be core tools for any design process. His current ongoing project - ‘mysketches’ - involves sketching and interpreting successful architecture and public spaces in cities throughout Europe and Scandinavia.