Monday, August 1, 2011

Line and Wash Sketches

A few months ago, I wrote a little instructional booklet titled "On-The-Go Ink and Wash Sketching" It's all about how to use a combination of pencil, Sharpie pen, Tombow pen, and the fabulous Niji Waterbrush to do really exciting sketches with a minimum of fuss. You can review my book by clicking on the cover in the top, right side bar. This first sketch was a live demonstration I did for my students at the Crocker Art Museum here in Sacramento. It is a sunset scene of part of the east porch of the old Crocker house. The second sketch is of two of my students in my class that I teach at Sacramento City College. This ink and wash process is so stealthy, that they didn't even notice! Both sketches took about 15 minutes. The final image, I did a few years ago with a pencil, Sharpie pen, and a spectrum of watercolor washes. Next month, I will be teaching an "On-The-Go Ink and Wash Sketching" workshop at The School of Light and Color in Fair Oaks, California.

13 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

These are just simply fabulous, David. I'm not sure which I love best but the colored wash piece is still sticking with me...Beautiful work, as always.

meera said...

I love the spectrum of watercolor washes! But I can see how doing the ink and wash sketches can help with zeroing on values and light! thank you!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Masterful as always. Your drawing ability is outstanding.

Liana Yarckin said...

loving all of the colors in that tire! thanks for showing the steps in your paintings on the previous posts. great help.

Lina-Paola said...

Really cool stuff David!! You really see the values of the washes. Great line quality, and I especially love the colors in the last one. Keep on posting!!
-Lina
misartmanias.blogspot.com

David Lobenberg said...

Gracias, Autumn.

David Lobenberg said...

Values is a lot of what its all about, Meera.

David Lobenberg said...

Myrna, I say your drawing ability comment is traveling down a two way street and can easily make a U turn and head your way!

David Lobenberg said...

I dig the color spread in the tire too, Liana...mo betta than just a grey hue!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Lina-Paola. You have a cool name, and I love your photo except I hope you don't really smoke.

Photo Processes said...

I just looked at some of the paintings. I love all of them. They are all beautiful

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you so much Photo Processes

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