I just finished a watercolor sketch I did while sitting by my window. Finally everything is green so my neighbourhood looks quite lovely.
I posted a few photos of the work in progress on Instagram, if you want to follow me there for real time updates, the username is nelchee :)
Seriously, I have to stop buying art supplies faster than I can use them. I gave in and bought a Moleskine. Le gasp! It's a large (that's what they call it, I think of it as medium-sized) sketchbook with red covers. I would have gotten black if they had it in the store, I think this one screams for attention too much.
The reason I bought it is that I wanted a larger sketchbook with smooth pages for inking - my Lega-lega one has tooth and it doesn't work well with a brush pen. I'm not crazy about the yellow tone of pages though - I like a neutral off-white of my other sketchbooks a lot more.
Anyway, I did one sketch in it so far, some more flowers from the book I mentioned.
Pentel pocket brush pen, Koh-i-Noor watercolor pencils, Pentel Aquash waterbrush.
I mispelled the plant name. It's zantedeschia.
EDIT: Turns out this Moleskine sketchbook is pretty terrible for inking. It soaks up ink in a very weird way, so everything looks faded and un-uniform. Definitely *not* for calligraphy! My quest for the perfect sketchbook continues.
Posted on 25.03.2012 21:32 CET in: nature, sketches, traditional | Comments
On my way home from work I sat down on a rock in a park and started sketching, totally unplanned. There were people with dogs there, but few passed by me, although when they did I felt them staring for a while. I just tried my best to ignore them, I hate when people watch me drawing.
Anyway this is a sketch with my pocket Pentel brush pen. Still learning how to control it properly. It's capable of producing hair thin lines, but only if you're veeeery careful. And I'm like Mrs. Precise Hand yet I still mess up.
I love pure black ink drawings, but this scene really lacks depth (or it is because I'm not that good yet), so I colored it at home with watercolor pencils, using a waterbrush.
Done in my small sketchbook.
I haven't had much time to draw in the last 3 days with this workshop, but I did this in my sketchbook on Monday before sleep with a brush pen and watercolor. Again referenced from my "The Agile Rabbit Picture Atlas of Flowers".
And here is a piece of typography me and my 3 team-mates did at the last day of Max Kisman workshop. We had to take photos of objects that look like letters and assemble it into a sentence. If you live in the northern coast of Croatia you might have a chance of understanding it. It has some funky diacritics too.
I'm a newbie in watercolor so here is a bit of practice. I used photos from the book "The Agile Rabbit Picture Atlas of Flowers" as reference. As you can see the first two are pretty crappy, but the rest is OK I think. Too bad the rose didn't scan properly, it looks very delicate in person.
Sakura Koi pan watercolors, Maimeri Venezia tubed watercolors, Pentel Aquash waterbrushes and regular brushes on A4 paper.
Posted on 16.03.2012 04:19 CET in: nature, paintings | Comments