Tag: watercolour

30×30 Direct Watercolour Challenge Part 1.

30×30 Direct Watercolour Challenge Part 1.

Every year in June, there is a challenge you can take part in to help improve your watercolour skills, the hashtag is #30x30directwatercolour. Last year I saw one of my Sketchbook Skool fellow scholar, Chaos Puzzler taking part, and was really inspired by him to…

Daily Sketch 28 May 2020

Daily Sketch 28 May 2020

Well, another absolutely gorgeous day, and today I felt like sketching some lovely Sweet Williams. I had my watercolours this time, rather than my gouache tin, but still did a pen and ink sketch first, then added the colour. I really love the dark indigo…

Daily Sketch 26 May 2020

Daily Sketch 26 May 2020

A favourite subject of mine to draw, is my Labrador, Ruby. She’s usually not far from me when I am sitting down, so is a recurring model in my sketchbooks!

I sketched her while we were both cooling down in the shade of the patio, after a hot walk in the afternoon sun.

Ruby

She is a tricky subject, being black, and she often moves, so I generally try and be fast, and often do more than one sketch on the page or spread.

For the coat, I use a dark blue, or mix a black/grey. Here I simply used dark indigo, with a little burnt sienna mixed in for the darker tones.

Snoozy Ruby

The gorgeous weather continues, so sketching outside is definitely in the agenda tomorrow too! Maybe a little outing over the farm yard to sketch our calves or pet pigs and goats… 😊

Sketched using – Sailor fude fountain pen with SketchInk waterproof ink, M Graham and Schmincke gouache paints, Pentel waterbrush, Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook.

Sketching the Garden in May

Sketching the Garden in May

This month we have had some beautiful weather, and I have loved grabbing a few moments of peace, early in the morning or in the afternoon, before or after the marathon that is schooling at home during lockdown! The fig tree is just breaking out…