Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Watercolor Wednesday - I'm all about that sketch, no pencil

Monarch butterfly on milkweed plant
ink and watercolor sketch
5 3/4" x 6 1/2"

First attempts at sketching with pen and ink and watercolor - without using pencil (and eraser!) first.
Brown toned paper.  I used Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay White India Ink for the highlights. I liked it better than gouache, surprisingly it held the white better after drying.

Monarch butterfly on milkweed plant sketch
watercolor, pen and ink
5 1/2 x 6"
It was fun experimenting with and comparing the different pens and markers I've collected along the way. . .some dried quickly, other areas I could blend with a wet brush.  I will add a page to my sketchbook so I can remember which did what, and my favorites.

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