This drawing was done using a graphics tablet a few years back. Again when I started I didn’t appreciate the amount of rigging that sailing ships have. Done from a photo I took whilst walking around the harbour festival.
This was a drawing I did a few years back. It took far too long and I included far too much detail. This is an example of how my work has changed over the last few years, from very tight monochrome drawings to colourful and looser style.
It is a very big drawing…
I realised that whilst I can draw really (adequately) well with a pen or a pencil, my brush technique needed a bit of working on. So I’ve been trying to practice drawing with brushes to improve this. So far it’s not having noticeable effects but I will keep on at it to see if I improve. However this brush pen drawing of my camera is promising, so maybe there is hope for me yet. My biggest takeaway from the whole exercise is to use as big a brush as you possibly can.
Watercolour and pencil sketches done on a train using the small paint tin and a waterbrush. In the “Ice” sketchbook.
Painted in Gouache in two hours using two colours only. Quite a challenge. In the “Ice” sketchbook.
Painted from a photo in gouache in the “Ice” sketchbook.
Using only three colours. A yellow, a red and neutral tint which is a grey.
First drew the outline using a red watercolour pencil, then started blocking in using the yellow gouache. Then used the neutral tint + some of the yellow for the background colour. The leg guard is done with a wash of neutral tint, and I used the red for the tail light. I aso mixed up the orange you see on the indicators. I mixed red with neutral tint to get a darker colour for the tyres.
Watercolour and gouache in the “Ice” sketchbook.