*Began with graphite pencil, on approx. 12cm x 17cm – 5” x 7” Canson 220gsm paper; with a little white oil pastel to provide some highlights. It’s only when adding the watercolour washes, that I could clearly see where I’d applied the oil pastel – which was part of the fun. I also used a bit of watercolour pencil as well.
I plan to do more work with oil pastels – an art medium I worked in many years back.
I often have this A4 sketchbook, (by “Nero”) open, with various art media at the ready. It’s become a favourite of mine. This link goes to the A5 sketchbook, not sure if they make an A4 version of this one anymore.
On the left, I used gouache, (really enjoying my adventures in gouache) without an underlying drawing; on the right, I did a quick drawing with a Pentel Brush pen, then added some watercolour washes…and a few tiny touches of white gouache.
As ever, I like a swish of ink or pencil lines, to be visible in my watercolours. Aside from liking the look of them, I find a certain amount of security in this approach.
However, taking a leap into uncharted paths in art is exciting, and a help in learning where you want to go. You can always return to familiar territory, and if you wish, add any new discoveries into the mix!
Graphite pencil and watercolour: approx. 10cm x 15cm – 4” x 6”. Need a bit more yellow on flowers. Pears are a persistent subject matter of interest to me.
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