Three sketches from the past week.
I borrowed my partner’s Rotring Tikky water proof pigment pen, 0.5 nib, to try it out with some watercolour. I like the line so I’ll probably get my own. There are several nib widths, both smaller and larger, so I might end up getting several.
I’m continuing to work on drawing people. This one is a combination of pen and ink and acrylic marker.
I continue to be captivated by construction. There is building work going on across the way from where we regularly buy coffee. Here is a look at the current state of scaffolding and wire safety fences. The biggest problem is the wire which was lighter in tone that the building behind it. I had trouble working out how to get the different grey tones working while I was on location, so I added some watercolour when I got home. When I scanned my amended version of the drawing I could see that the upper half of the windows weren’t looking like they were part of the whole. So with some additional drawing I came up with the final version.
The final version, I’m hoping some impression of the fencing is given, without resorting to adding a white grid over the drawing. Perhaps in another drawing I could focus on a much tighter section of the scene and see what I can do by reserving the paper as part of the sketch.