Saturday, January 11, 2014

Daily Sketches - January 10th and 11th

Still working in my Stillman & Birn, Zeta journal......

This first one did not quite turn out as I had originally planned but the end results ended as a 'happy accident.'.  My intentions were to use my Pilot Prera with Lexington Gray ink (waterproof) and finish off in watercolor.  At some point I stepped away and upon returning to my sketching, I in error and without thinking picked up my Pilot Prera with Namiki Black ink (water soluble).  I did NOT know I had done this until it was time to take watercolor to it.

You can imagine the surprise or shock when the ink in places started to bleed.  I had to quickly change gears with my original intent working very gently to add a little watercolor without this turning into a total ink wash sketch.  I did wash some ink in a few areas like the tree trunks but using only a slightly damp brush to do so.  Namiki is potent ink!



Today's Sketch....................I never know from day to day just what will intrigue me into sketching.  I had my tens unit out and the wires caught my eyes.  I played a bit with the set up of wires to create this page.  This was a lot of fun to do especially the wires :-))

Pilot Prera with Lexington Gray ink (I paid attention this time to the pen I picked up).


2 comments:

lee kline said...

Beautiful sketchbook page. Do not know what a Tens unit is, but it looks like you caught it nicely.

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you so much, Lee! A tens unit is a battery operating electronic that feeds electric current through to those pads you stick on areas that are tense or painful. The current is programmed in different pulses waves or length of pulses to basically massage the area. Not sure if I'm explaining it right but this is the only way I know to explain it.

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