Finishing September's Sketchbook
My little portable playground is almost done for this September. The themes for this time period are revision, experimentation, and expansion.
I draw a lot in pen. Simply, I throw down rough basic sketches to layout the idea and then scan to use as an under-drawing in Photoshop. The ink is easier to photograph than graphite and I don't really care about them looking good. Plus, a good bic pen is just STELLAR to draw with. This month Irevisited these sketches with new watercolors and enjoyed this so much I found myself craving time with my book.
There was a sale at Artist and Craftsman here in Pittsburgh (40% off watercolor!! Someone is getting ready for the holiday season...) and I bought a bunch of Van Gogh Watercolor bricks in a little handy case. I layered things and dug into stuff in a way I have been too afraid to try on fancy paper. It was exilerating and showed me that I've really been holding back...
I spent a lot of time filling every inch of paper possible. This was almost stressful and I found myself moving super fast. Patience is a virture I haven't mastered yet.
I will be doing an Inktober... let's see how this goes.