Feb 15, 2018

Sketchbook #112: Running and Sketching

I carry a small sketchbook and pen in my pocket while I run and draw when I stop to stretch or at the end of the interval. Sometimes it's just scribbles and I never post them here and sometimes I post them anyway :)

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Feb 14, 2018

Sketchbook #112: My Palettes

I draw my tools pretty regularly - just because they are right in front of me :)

But this time I decided to allocate first pages of a new sketchbook (it's a Stillman & Birn Alpha softcover) specifically for a record of my current palettes and colors.

This is something I saw in Liz Steel's sketchbook - and later noticed that a great many other artists enjoy this ritual :)

Sketchbook #112: My Palettes Sketchbook #112: My Gouache Palette

Feb 12, 2018

Sketchbook #111: Cello Practice

I took my gouache set and drew with the paint (there was no chance for a proper water container so I used two water brushes and only two colors).
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Feb 7, 2018

Sketchbook #111: Tulips

I think the number of layers of gouache here is making paint crumble. Figuring out values when painting in gouache is hardest for me and I often make many layers to fix things... I ended up adding a bit of color pencil to save this spread.

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Feb 6, 2018

Sketchbook #111: Black Belt Training

There are several dogs that come to the black belt training sessions. I am not sure they are into this whole belt thing but they bring a lot of enthusiasm to this early morning adventure of ours!

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Feb 4, 2018

Sketchbook #111: Treasures

I found a bag filled with rocks and other treasures in my backpack. I wonder how long I've been carrying it around...

Sketchbook #111: Treasures

Sketchbook #112: Reading Time