Magic! Remember when you believed in magic!
I did, then I didn’t — there were explanations for everything and it was all very scientific.
Then, like the Buddhist saying, “Mountain, no mountain, mountain,”
I found magic again… but that is a longer story!
This image was based on a photo for use in the public domain.
I sketched an imaginative version using a watercolor pencil to think
then a Pilot Metropolitan with Super5 Frankfurt ink to line.
Watercolors over ink, and what is unusual is that I used metallic gold watercolor
(maybe a QoR sample?) and topped it with Robert Oster Heart of Gold ink…
I think I need to play with the metallics a bit more to get the hang of them!
A memory of being chosen to pilot the Mark Twain Riverboat.
I think the captain liked my pretty mom!
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“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook,
TWSBI Eco 1.1 with J.Herbin Rose Cyclamen ink,
Pilot Metropolitan with Super5 Frankfurt ink,
Jinhao 750 with JoWo nib with Robert Oster Heart of Gold ink,
Sennelier, Holbein, MGraham, DS Primatek and Daniel Smith watercolors.
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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.
I also created an accompanying Flickr group!
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So pretty! And a sweet tale from childhood 🙂 Nice!
Thank you — it was a sweet memory!
This is wonderful. It was great to read how you created it. Very creative. ^^