Tag Archive | Drawing

Townscape

In the beginning of this picture I used coloured pencils. Then I stopped working at it because I didn’t like the pale colours. I felt tempted to throw the thing away, but could not do that for reasons I don’t know.

Then I rediscovered my PITT Artist Brush pens. After having used them for some smaller paintings I asked myself who not use them to polish up this painting/ drawing? And I did. I am not very satisfied with the background (Used a stabilo 68 pen for that), but I like the way the towers turned out.

Snake

Snake. NeocoloursII on watercolour paper

The background was done with a stabilo 68 pen. You can create nice textures by changing the directions of the strokes.

I painted the snake by applying some of the shavings of the watersoluble wax crayons with a brush and by taking the pigments off the crayons with a wet brush. I noticed, that I had to be careful not to have too much water on my brush when I did the latter – otherwise the paint is far too watery and liquid.

 

Cat Sketch

I used a photo as reference which was provided by Floyd in the Watermedia Forum at Wet Canvas. The photo can be seen here.

It was a quick sketch, done without erasing.

Flower sketches

These are some quick flower sketches which I did as preparation studies for an inkscape drawing. They were done on one morning before work, on some piece of scrap paper.

Antelope

Sometimes going through old files results in surprises: I actually did not know that I had done this antelope with Inkscape some years ago. I must say that one the one hand I see quite a lot of things which could be done better, but on the other hand I still like how I did the the shadows and high lights on the antelope. It makes me want to draw and paint another animal with Inkscape soon…

The lady with the blue hair

I drew the portrait digitally in Inkscape, printed it out and coloured it with markers on cardstock.

Sketching again

These are some quick and rough sketches I did with a ballpoint pen – so there was no chance of erasing any wrong lines…