Hi there, how are you?
Last week we had Valentines Day and I wanted to make the other half a card.
I thought to myself lovebirds are really sweet so I looked at a few pictures on the internet and sketched some out in my sketchbook I liked the way they turned out.
I used a pentel brush pen for the line work. After swatching a few colours out and deciding which to use, I splashed a little watercolour over them.
Quinacridone yellow (W&N)
New Gamboge (W&N)
Red (old student no name?)
Hookers green (old student no name?)
Burnt umber (old student no name?)
The colours I used were from my homemade sketch tin, this is the one I take everywhere and most of the paints in it are old student no name paints. They work just fine in my sketchbook, the paint slides around just the same whether it is artists or student grade and it doesn’t need to be light fast, the only time they see daylight is when I paint in the book or flick through it from time to time.
As I use the paints up I am gradually replacing them with artist’s grade paints though.
To transfer from the sketchbook to the watercolour paper I borrowed the daughters light box. I have to say it’s much faster than using tracing paper and scribbling on the back with a soft pencil (the usual way I transfer drawings.) it also saves me from damaging the paper rubbing out stray pencil marks.
I used exactly the same colours for both but you can see looking at both pictures the paint reacts very differently on each type of paper even though they were painted in exactly the same way.
Love and hugs to every one.
Thanks for stopping by today. Till next time, have fun x