I look at my pages now that my comfort with fountain pens and watercolors
— my materials — to move my eye to design a pleasing page.
I started with a pencil layout of how I wanted to set my page,
more formally as I usually do, shown above, then of course found the parts of the grid I wanted to fill with overall and detail sketches.
I used watercolor pencils in a rust tone and blue tone because I know
I will create a wash eventually on these pieces. I added the ink, also in brown and blue,
for the same reason. The owl has so many distinctive shadows due to the
undulations of the owl and feather acroterium (architectural form) that I decided
to shade in with the pen to begin shadow. Shown in the details, above.
Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, watercolor pencils and Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Preppy pen, Sheaffer calligraphy pens;
inks that behaved: De Atramentis Document and Super5 inks.
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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