These are my sketches from April that weren’t part of the Usk At Home 30 day challenge. Those are on the previous post.
I’ve put together the sketches from my 30 day challenge spanning March and April this year. These sketches were done in response to the themes from the Urban Sketchers London 30 day challenge Sketching From Home.
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Today’s is supposed to be a story told in 3 minutes sketches from throughout the day.
Those seedlings are new, but the Easter decoration came home from school a year or so ago.
More direct watercolour but with a little bit of wet on wet mixing.
Back to direct watercolour today. How nice to get it done early and not feel the pressure to perform. Even managed a couple extra fun sketches today which I’ll include in the monthly sketchbook.
Before supper today my daughter was playing with these little animals, making a world for them from the place mats and other objects on the table. But we were hungry and late, and time was short. The sketch was poor so I decided to try out wet on wet colouring that I had read about on Marc Taro Holmes blog this morning.
What I learned was what I already suspected: that this paper is not good enough for watercolour techniques. Especially so because I was using the back of the previous day’s sketch and the paper already had wrinkles into which the water flowed, taking pigment with it to form bands and backruns.
Direct watercolour but from a reference photo as I can’t hold my watch and sketch at the same time. Ultimately a failure of nerve with the perspective but pleasing shadows I think.