I miss my oils. I enjoy the ability to get strong colors, the problem is I am in a phase where I won't take the time to use them. The clean-up, the smell, etc... Sketching and using Watercolors keeps me creating, but I can't seem to get the rich colors with them. I also enjoy the immediacy of watercolors, throw it on and Wham they're dry. I also tend to look very Cartoonistic with them, maybe that's my style. anyway... I think I'll start an oil, even if its a bad one just to keep things shook up. Although, I'll actually have to clean my brushes again : (
Not wanting to just ramble on without a picture, here is a Digital study I did a while back. I'll post the oil of it next.
I was watching a Blues Guitar teaching video and had it paused to work on some of the scales being taught, I looked up and liked the paused screen. I sketched it out. I decided to post it before I put color to it...just in case : ) Space Pen 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". sketchbook.
This is a Middle School in Carrollton Texas. I was there early for a bid walk-through. While I was waiting I sketched this and water-colored it when I got home. 5-1/2" x 7-1/2" across the fold in my sketchbook.
I went to the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens for the 25th Sketch Crawl. This was a modern sculpture that I thought was pretty cool. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" ball point pen and watercolors. It was nice to meet the other Sketchers.
All those beautiful plants and I paint the sculpture!
I made several bad Sketches and then found myself making a bunch of pictures like this. I'm not sure if it is a portrait, character study or what you would call it. I decided to just have fun and draw what comes. Pen and Ink in an 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" with watercolor on top.