As I mentioned in my last post, I recently spent some time in Paris with Laura. She was finishing up an incredible series of the fountains in Paris, and I went along and drew with her. It was freezing the whole time, and we were often dodging raindrops. Laura sticks it out and takes the time she needs, but mine tend to be a bit more rushed. You’ll be able to see the difference if you have a look at hers.
I used watercolor pencils on the top three (inktense) (oops! not the very top one – can you see the difference?) and was really pleased to finally be able to use them in a way that gave the results I was looking for – and they’re really handy – I got everything done on site. I find my work is different when I change media – it’s a bit more reigned in with the pencil form of watercolor.
The last two are a mix of wc pencils and my tiny Daler-Rowney watercolor set- too many colors just confuse me when I’m working outside, so I have a six color set I take with me for sketching. The last one is an unfinished sketch on which I played with some colored inks I bought in Paris. I’m looking forward to doing more with them when I have some more time in the next couple of weeks.
The horse sketch (the top one) had Laura and Claire in tears they were laughing so hard. He’s actually quite fierce looking in person, but somehow mine turned out to look like such a party boy…