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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Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook,
Sailor Fude De Mannen Calligraphy pen with De Atrementis Document Urban Grey ink,
diluted waterproof grey ink in Pentel Aquash waterbrushes,
Sennelier, Holbein and Daniel Smith Watercolors.
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