The other day I found a blooming san pedro cactus - It was over 6 feet tall and had dozens of flowers (mostly closed during the day).
I had just a few minutes but toned paper allows me to paint with gouache very quickly.
Wonderful Nova paper from Stillman & Birn is now my standing choice for the toned paper and I had some black pages tucked with my pocket gouache kit.
Later at home I taped the sketch in my main sketchbook with some washi tape and added a protective layer.
I often add a layer of tracing paper over my gouache sketches because of two reasons: it protects the sketch and also semi-transparent surface allows me to have a second take on the composition or just plain doodle some more over existing sketch - in this case I drew a few flowers with a brush marker.
Inspired by one of the posts I found on a new blog by Roz , I decided to give a little kick to a couple of dying Faber Castell Pitt Artist ...
I've been using tombow fudenosuke for some time now - it's a great workhorse - easy on any paper and with a varied line width and ...
I recently changed the way I store my old sketchbooks. Before this change, I had a large box on top of another large box with some more ske...
This is a note to myself - to record what gouache kit I took with me to the island trip at the beginning of the summer and how I changed the...
I am a "list" person - I have many lists. For example, I keep a list of places/things/events I want to draw. It's long and the...
Here is the first part: https://blog.apple-pine.com/2019/02/measuring-time-with-flowers.html And here is second: