Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Robin Watercolor Sketch #2

This makes three sketches I've managed within a 24 hour period.  What a great feeling after the long dry spell I've been through this year.  Let's hope I can keep it up ...... at least painting or drawing a little something each week.

Same Robin as previous post but different stance.  The rail he's sitting on I'm not real thrilled with but I feel pretty good with how the bird turned out.  Especially the granulation achieved in the chest area. 

Daniel Smith Cad Red Light, Cad Yellow, Burnt Umber, Paynes Gray, Raw Sienna, Cobalt Blue and Fr Ultramarine.

On Langton 140lb Cold Press (Not)

Primarily wet in wet with dry brushing towards the end to darken areas.

#10 Round (found the #6 was a bit too small in the last painting sketch and #6 for tighter areas.  Also used a 3/8" Angular to lift some whites in the feather area.

Robin Watercolor Sketch

 Inspired by one of several photos taken of Robins in the Spring, I decided to do this sketch in watercolor.  During the painting process, I felt a bit rusty working with my materials and had to consciously make an effort not to over work this.

Langton Cold Press 140 lb; Cad Red Light, Cad Yellow, Fr Ultramarine, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Cobalt Blue, and Paynes Gray; #6 Kolinsky Round

Robin Sketch - Ink and Watercolor

Again it's been awhile since I've done anything artsy.  This has been one of those years where I've experienced quite a prolonged slump.  With several things going on within the family, multiple trips, and Art Forum being slow, the motivation or time just hasn't been there for me. Tomorrow's another day, right?

What inspired me tonight was going through photos trying to select the best of family photos for printing.  As I was going through my digital photos, I came across several taken for drawing and painting ideas.  So, here after midnight, I actually get the itch to do something. 

This is from a photo taken earlier in the year when I noticed the Robins coming out and about in Spring.  The weather was still a bit unpredictable and this little fellow was a bit fluffed probably from the chill in the air.  Not sure I depicted that in my sketch nor did I give much attention to the tree stump with more shading for depth.  The important thing...........I did something!  FINALLY

Combination of Tombow Black Marker and Watercolors - Cad Red Light, Cad Yellow, Burnt Sienna, and Burnt Umber.  Sketch is using a #12 Mini Round which is approximately the size of a #5 Standard Round brush.

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