Fran offered great images of the Buffalo Cemetery for our November virtual walk as a group. I especially loved the graceful angel which I think has swans around her base.
I played mostly with non-waterproof inks, laying them down in linework, several colors
all at once, then using Noodler’s Lexington grey and/or De Atramentis Document Brown ink for a few waterproof lines. Then I began working fast with water and/or grisaille to move the colors around, and added only a bit of blues for the skies. You have to work very fast or the lines completely blur and you get a blob of color (see the oranges in the large angel?), versus movement with a marks leftover, seen in the angel.
Moleskin A4 Watercolor Journal, Platinum Carbon pen with De Atramentis Tobacco ink, Preppy pen with Lexington Grey Noodlers ink, Lamy Al-Star with Diamine Ancient Copper ink, Metropolitan with KWZ Foggy Green ink, Platinum Carbon pen with De Atramentis Document Brown ink, Sennelier and Daniel Smith 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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