VSW: Amsterdam 3


Showing process again for my peeps on Virtual Sketchwalk.

If you look at the details you will see a crude sketch, above….


I started again with a horizon line… then before I got too far in my sketch I pulled ink down for the water, and up for the sky (wet area the distance of the pull.)
I wish I’d done this when I had just my horizon line in place, but it still worked.
The image was a foggy grey day across a body of water.


Over the dried ink wash I moved across the horizon line, adding lines for the various windmills and trees and such.  I used two colors, the Robert Oster Midnight Sapphire, and then to warm the banks and wooden structures, Robert Oster Aussie Brown ink.
It is risky laying in two lines of colored inks — I suggest trying it on a test area
so you can see how dark it is getting and how saturated.
A little ink goes LONG way.

Then I used my fine tipped Pentel Aquash waterbrushes to move the inks
carefully and selectively in the sketched areas.

Again, messes can sometimes be cleaned up by coming back
with linework over the dried ink wash.

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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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