Sunday, June 3, 2012

Illustration Friday - Hurry

Hurry - crack open the sketchbook, my new inktense have arrived.



I bought some new Inktense pencils so I so have been having a bit of fun sketching with them, just playing with htumbnails in my sketchbook to get a feel for them. This is a little medley of items from my sketchbook.


Apologies to any "boxer dog" owners, I know they are really very sweet, this one is just having a bad day, I think he is being tormented by the scraggy cat on the page.

Re Ink tense... I thought I would be able to just pick them up and go but I find them a little harder to use than I anticipated, it is very easy to make colour too intense and I find in my sketch book paper texture shows through in a less than pleasing way (whilst I love it with other mediums I use). I certainly need lots more practice and I think I will find them a great adjunct to other forms of painting, like using water colours and adding highlights and special bits with these much like I do with my water colour, oil pastel and pastel chalk pencils.

Don’t get me wrong, I love them, just can’t drive them as well as I would like to yet! :-)

I also bought myself an aqua brush, just because everyone who is anyone seems to have one darling… and I’m getting used to that too.

Its great fun experimenting.

4 comments:

  1. Ohhhh,, you're having WAY too much fun here. I think I like Mr Hippo the best, he's funny.

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  2. This a sparkling first page in your new book. The colours are very bright indeed, but it makes the figures like cheerful dots of flowers. I wish you lots of happy hours with the new book. What's an aqua brush?

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  3. This is way cute. I love sketchbook pages!

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  4. Thanks to each of you :-)
    Hedwig, the aqua brush is a little acrylic water colour brush that has its own water chamber inside so you can just fill it up and paint with out needing to take a pot of water with you ( good for traveling or outdoor painting)

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