These first sketches of Harry were made using a water brush filled with black ink, diluted with a little water. I keep two of these in my handbag, one black and one nut brown, for adding quick tones to sketch but have never used them to sketch directly with. It was a little scary to start with, such bold lines but by the third study I was enjoying myself and the challenge.
Trying to capture a moving subject is always a challenge, so when I noticed Harry playing with his toys in the lounge I grabbed my sketchbook. I used the nut brown water brush to add some tone to the study above and watercolour for the one below.
Harry offered to model for my Wednesday art class this week where we ran through a series of very short poses. Seating a model in a sketch is always challenging, so we had a few poses with Harry sitting to practice, below are three instructional studies I made during our session.
All are made using Inktense pencils but the blue in the bottom sketches did not scan well, so I've turned them monochrome to make them more visable.
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