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.