VSW: Berlin, 1, Tiergarten

New month, new walk for the Virtual Sketchwalk group on FaceBook.

Berlin is our city this month, with contributions from two photographers, Rich Matheson and Eli Weisz.

I played fast and loose with this sketch using a Sailor Fude pen.  I did an under-coat of shadow in a waterproof grey ink.

Watercolors topped the inks.  I didn’t get the image dark enough.  My limitation was the sketch paper of the Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook book, which is meant for LIGHT watercolors and sketching.

I used the Nostalgie as if it was heavy watercolor paper capable of taking multiple wet layers!  The thing is, I don’t always plan or even know where I am going with my sketches,
so I sketch so often in my Nostalgie, where I can noodle around!

This image intrigues me enough that I may redo it in
a Hahnemühle 100# Cotton Watercolour Book; possibly the challenge of
the shadows and the light coming through the darkness.

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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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3 Responses to VSW: Berlin, 1, Tiergarten

  1. jean marmo says:

    THis is so cool. I lived in Berlin my senior year in high school 1970-1971 as an exchange student.


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