Monday, May 23, 2011

An Evening at Mo's

A pleasure to sit in Mo's Pub eating fries and sketching with Sue. It's very rich in wood tones and hunter green. Here's my sketches...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Little Sun and Play

Took advantage of the spring weather to sketch outdoors. I put together a gauche palette and did a test run sketch of the garden cart in my yard. I was a little concerned that the gauche would be too hard after drying but it turns out they re-wet well. Both images were done in my Pentalic "Nature Sketch" brand sketchbook. It's a fairly heavy weight paper, 130lb and quite inexpensive. It has a nice tooth and is acid free.

Here I used Tombow Dual pens, red and black, and incorporated watercolor. This paper takes direct washes great, but doesn't stand up to scrubbing or frequent re-wetting. That's okay, it's great for experiments.