Today’s sketches are film stars although you may not recognise them all. I was drawing with pen so if I didn’t get it right first time there is no way to correct it. My wife recognised them all so maybe they aren’t so bad.
One of the Poole artists suggested I correct yesterday’s portrait by adding pencil and pen so I gave it a try, still not 100% but I think it’s an improvement over the original. Thank you for the suggestion Norma. I also tried a pencil sketch but I think I should have used smooth paper.
Today’s portrait started out as David Bowie but I lost some of the likeness during the painting process. The trouble with watercolour is there is no going back!
Bournemouth and Poole urban sketchers virtual subject for today’s sketch day is objects from the kitchen. I didn’t want to do a still life so I decided to do a corner of the kitchen instead. It turned out to be an interesting exercise in perspective!
The weekend one hour challenge from Purely Watercolour is this alpaca that looks like a badly sewn muppet. It took 45 minutes to paint but I did scratch in a few whiskers once it was all dry.
Walking back from the beach with the dogs this morning I kept pace with the recycling operatives (bin men). I asked one how far he walked in a week, the length of two marathons was the answer, 50 to 60 miles. All in a days work for these guys who have kept working for us all through every lockdown.
Not much time for painting today but I did manage some quick watercolour sketches of some of the dogs we have shared our home with. I struggled to get the proportions right today, probably down to a lack of concentration.
A portrait of Emmet drawn with Nitram charcoal on a cartridge paper sketch book. I don’t think this is the best surface for charcoal as it fills up the texture quickly. I think I need to try paper with a little more tooth, perhaps some light coloured pastel paper would work better.
Poole and East Dorset Art Society are setting regular challenges for members. This one was to create a picture of beakfast items. The tutorial used pastel and watercolour but I chose to sketch this morning’s breakfast in pen and wash.
Another brushless painting today. A cityscape painted in watercolour with a credit card, stick and spray bottle . No brushes were used for this piece.