I turn away from the church (above) and head toward the canals in Burano Italy;
The color begins in the shops along the way!
My process below, from guidelines to sketch to ink grisaille to watercolor.
I was asked, and yes, I usually erase guidelines unless I want them to show
or am working fast. These help me maintain my perspective. Grisaille — a fancy word for building up the shadows in ink.
Patience, patience to do the various colors as they are so different
I didn’t want them to run. Didn’t work, I painted too fast!Map below! I am turning toward the right moving counter-clockwise around the island,
Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen
with De Atramentis Brown Document ink, and Noodlers, Super5,
and Greenleaf & Blueberry, Daniel Smith , Holbien, and QoR watercolors.
I started a Facebook group page (you must join to view) to allow everyone to share their virtual sketches, and also where we will, from time to time, take virtual sketch walks together. Come join us On Facebook if you are inclined!
If you want to know more about what a virtual sketchwalk is review my first post.
There are a few more notes/pointers on our first walk through Laguna Beach, California.
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