A comparison, direct watercolor versus linework….
I’m struglling with the 30×30 Direct Watercolor Challenge.
I’m doing it because marc Holmes is such an amazing teacher —
I learn things from him all the time and his work is so exciting —
So I want to trust him and go along on this ride.
I miss lines.
Above, grisaille then color… no lines.
Listen they are both fast because I has to be because I couldn’t sit easily
due to the bursa but I got so much more pleasure out of the lines and
water touching lines and watching the lines move into a body of something…
I’ll keep at it until next Friday and see how I feel about it.
Nothing ventured and all that.
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook,
I used pens to dip my waterbrush into so I had wet ink!
Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink (grisaille) and
De Atramentis Document Brown ink in Pentel Aquash waterbrushes,
Lamy Al-Star with Platinum Citrus Black ink,
Diplomat Aero with Robert Oster Fire Engine Red ink,
Lamy Al-Star with Robert Oster Jade ink,
Lamy Al-Star with Diamine Havasu Turquoise ink,
Lamy Al-Star with Pilot Asa-Gao,
Lamy Vista with Robert Oster African Gold ink,
Lamy Vista with Diamine Pumpkin ink,
and then I drew with
FPR Himalayan with Robert Oster Melon Tea ink.
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