Thursday, August 14, 2014

More in Black and White

The above two sketches were done with a slightly new technique. First, I sketch the scene with a line drawing. Then I filled a watercolor paintbrush with diluted India Ink (because it's what I had) and painted in the values. Straight from the brush was a medium gray. To get it lighter I rubbed it out with my finger or used water. To made a darker shade, I waited until it dried and layers more black ink. The minimal use of color was added last. This process is a great study in finding value, light to dark. (The notebook used was my everyday moleskine, 3.5x5 in, lined light weight paper, pen was Pilot Precise .5, w/c Cotman travel set)

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