Sketchwalk is in Hartford Connecticut this month.
For one thing, let me tell you that this dyslexic has a hard time
remembering the order of the letters in Conn-ect-i-cut. I have the
dang word hand-written to the side all over my desk because
I don’t have the same issues when I am not typing!
Okay I am so low on time that I am trying to do all images this month in under 15 minutes… So I will be truthful about how long for the Hartford images!
The one above (State Capitol Bushnell Park) was under
five minutes with a watercolor pencil, ink five minutes or less,
and then about ten minutes with watercolor (drying time NIC.)
This one of the Church (and XL auditorium) at the corner of Ann Uccello
(and I think Pearl but could be wrong) took 7 minutes for the watercolor pencil
(and since I didn’t use watercolor you can see it) then under ten for the ink.
A nice thing about using a watercolor pencil to do under-sketching — blocking in — is that it goes away with watercolor, and even here, I can always do a wash across the image to “erase” the lines and put a very slight tint of brown on the paper.
Before the end of the month I hope to do one with watercolor only and time it… .
Fabriano Watercolor journal, watercolor pencil,
Jinhao with Goulet 1.1 stub nib and Super5 Frankfurt,
Lamy LX pen with De Atramentis Tobacco ink,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
DaVinci, Sennelier, Holbein, MGraham, DS Primatek and Daniel Smith Watercolors, liquid watercolors and (Noodler’s Lexington Grey, Super5 Frankfurt, and De Atramentis Document Brown) inks in Pentel Aquash waterbrushes.
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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