All the pieces are slowly coming together for this project. I’m going to start cartooning again and draw a regular cartoon strip blog. Even if I find it is too much work at least it will be a fun project to try. 😄
Can’t wait to start working with this!!!
Watercolour and gouache in the “Ice” sketchbook.
Watercolour and ink in the “Ice” sketchbook.
This one done again with the Pentel brush pen of a house on King Street in Bristol. Using a different sketchbook, slightly larger than the tiny Moleskine, by Seawhite.
Well I sort of cheated on sketch 5 because I got the idea from a watercolour book I’m reading, so I can’t claim complete originality. However, the sketch here is mine and actually took the full hour and a few little bits on top as well. A difficult sketch and a good one to learn from so I’m glad I did it.
Everything here looked muddy and flat until I added the shadow below with the Payne’s grey and indigo blue which suddenly made the colour of the potatoes “pop” and gave them 3D life. Lessons learned: could have used less glaze in the middle of the potatoes to give them more of a “shine” and I could have made the potato on the right a more interesting shape.
This sketch is of a metal night light. Again, a one hour sketch.
Lessons learned: work faster! It doesn’t matter if the shape is perfectly correct, its the colours and the effects that we are after, not a perfect representation. Maybe keep the “shiny” parts freer of pencil and watercolour glaze to make it look shinier.
This one was a 1 hour sketch – I’m trying to limit the time I spend on these sketches so that they are quick to do and also so I don’t “overdo” them. I want them to be as free and fun as possible!
Lessons learned from this sketch: I couldn’t get the colour of the stone right, but that doesn’t matter here. Used a lot of salt on the sketch to try and get some texture in the stone, and it sort of worked in places.