June 18, 2015

Watercolor pencil drawings...paintings

These were done with watercolor pencils, sketching to find the forms but also planning where to inject value at the same time before adding watercolor pencil.  Still difficult to wield, though these tools allow a lot of flexibility and expression, mixing line into paint and so fourth.

I experimented with some ink both before color application and after to bring back lost form edges after unwanted 'floods' of water or too much pigment.





May 14, 2015

Watercolor growing pains #1

This first set of watercolor sketches all took up to 2 hours I'd say - done via photos I took on a trip to Montreal.  May do something different for the next series.

Posted in order attempted:







May 12, 2015

People Gesture Drawing - Ink then tonal fills

Great warm-up exercise or general practice on getting accuracy or the impression from references




May 6, 2015

Animal characters - ref to imagined

Here's a catching up post for animals - want to get back into them soon.  I basically do a sketch from real reference, and then extrapolate and experiment from there










April 23, 2015

Vancouver Aquarium Drawing

MOSTLY - I did the big frog, chiwawa (sp?) and baby skunk prior to the trip to test the paper and materials.

I ended up doing almost all the sketching with ink, then use graphite to fill in some additional form information, lighting notes or visual separation of parts.