I sketched this market from a pamphlet I picked up when Alan Norsworthy and I sketched downtown Galt, Ontario, Canada, last week.
I wanted to practice using a water soluble ink brush with watercolour. I screwed up a sketch when I spritzed water on my drawing last week, not realizing the ink was not permanent.
Videos I watched showed that you can work with these inks…so here is my attempted to master this medium.
I used a Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen, Sakura watercolour brush, Tombow water soluble brush and gouache.
Joined Alan today to sketch old buildings in Cambridge (Galt). Met up at the Melville Cafe at 9:30 and got some hot drinks because it was COLD. But in spite of the cold we persevered and stood in the entrance ways of stores to get out of the wind and sketched for 4 hours.
I’m trying to loosen up my drawing and to be quicker like Alan, but I still get bogged down with detail.
I was really pleased with the one sketch I did with blue ink of the old town hall. Directly went to ink…no pre drawing with pencil and it worked…until I added water. I forgot the ink was water soluble. Interesting results.
A little pen and ink/watercolour of our chair in the livingroom.
Just as I was leaving the sketching venue today, I did a quick sketch of the old farmhouse at Timeless Materials Co. Using tinted paper and coloured pencils and a little watercolour…. oh yeah, and my new white pen.
Another outing with USkWR today at Timeless Materials Co., in Waterloo. This time we sketched recycled artifacts. This is a watercolour I did of old window panes. Great subject matter, don’t you think?