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.
Watercolour and ink in the “Ice” sketchbook.
I’m catching up with posting paintings and drawing from the last few months. This is a small watercolour and ink picture of some terraced houses in Bristol. From the “Ice” sketchbook.