Sketches Agatha Christie: When doing sketches for the Agatha Christie magazine I find when I am working on a brief I often like the sketches and roughs better than the finished artwork. You can sometimes lose the vitality and movement in roughs when they are translated into colour, which is a shame. So today I thought I would share artwork with you from issues of the magazine that have been published.
I work in pencil. Actually I use a technical pencil, because it never needs sharpening. There is nothing worse than being interrupted mid-flow by an annoying blunt pencil - very irritating!For all the roughs I do a great deal of research first. All are set in different decades of the twentieth century. I have done the turn of the century, right through the 1960s so far, and so my knowledge of fashion for both men and women is expanding too.
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Here's Cust from ABC Murders, Julius P Hersheimmer, Tommy and Tuppence from The Secret Advocacy: