Friday, March 13, 2009
Prepared Surface Sketching
Harry and our whippet 'Scoby' - Lamy Safari filled with Noodlers 'Walnut' ink using a medium nib on watercolour and soft pastel.
Harry - Lamy Safari filled with red/black ink using an extra fine nib on watercolour
Harry and Jake - Lamy Safari filled with Noodlers 'Walnut' ink using a medium nib on gouache.
A few family sketches on prepared surfaces in my large Canson watercolour sketchbook.
I'd forgotten just how much prepared backgrounds add to a sketch and since I have had mixed media out on my desk recently for the 'Mixed Views' project I thought I'd dabble on a page....which soon turned into a few pages.
They look so much more interesting than just ink sketches and give instant 'meat' to a few minutes work.