Pentalic: Grisaille Peek-a-boo Sheep

dan-critter-02Dan Antion provided a compelling image for middle of the night insomnia painting.
I love his peeking-at-you sheep.  Next to the bed, I had two mark-making items and frankly it was pretty cold, and I didn’t want to get out to get my travel paints.

w16-12-11-pentalic-dans-sheep-05Both of these were filled with Super5 Frankfurt
(Amazon when they have it or buy from Europe).

w16-12-11-pentalic-dans-sheep-01Layering up with only that lovely grey, I laid in the underpainting.   Then the underpainting began to look like the finished sketch — so I decided to stick with
various greys and a touch of De Atramentis Document Brown ink.

w16-12-11-pentalic-dans-sheep-04The background was in Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink and Pilot Kiri-Same.

w16-12-11-pentalic-dans-sheep-300Finally, to put the creamy color and the slightly pink ears,
I added the Daniel Smith watercolors.
Final image is scanned, which is why it has a slight change in color.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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14 Responses to Pentalic: Grisaille Peek-a-boo Sheep

  1. loisajay says:

    Your middle of the night insomnia……I could not draw this well in broad daylight after my morning coffee! Such a good one, Kate.

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  2. It’s wonderful! I loved the first sketch. 🙂

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  3. Linda K says:

    ha-I agree with Lois’ comment. Your sheep drawing is splendid Kate!

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  4. The first one is my favorite but they are all delightful ~ love the sheep!

    Wishing you peace in your days ~ ^_^

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  5. gillena says:

    Nice. Luv the fun sketches. Happy Holidays 🎄

    Much love…

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  6. Lynn Cohen says:

    Delightfully created art! Your subject is wonderful and your rendition of it and the wall in front is terrific.

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