This is the second page in my Stonehenge sample paper sketchbook. It’s on hot press paper and I thought it would be fun to take pictures at each step.
The first one is just the pen and ink work which lays down beautifully on this smooth paper.
The second one is adding water to the soluble ink.
The last one is finished with watercolor. Those are my subjects on the right side.
I am really loving this hot press Stonehenge paper! I can see where certain subjects would be better on the cold press and rough press but in the meantime I’m embracing this type.
I got a new pen and ink yesterday in the mail so had to sit down and play. Sketched the leaves of a mock orange bush in our yard.
‘Testing my new pen
A lime green Monteverdi
I’ve been playing with my colored inks and watercolor and the leaves were willing subjects. It’s not cactus for Cactus Monday but they are Arizona leaves so it counts. Lol
They’re dried and rolled into shapes
Crinkled and fun’
Happy Cactus Monday
First I saw these leaves having on a tree and decided to sketch them. Then I found this quote that just fit so well I had to include it.
‘Hang in there
It is astonishing
How short a time
It can take for
Things to happen’
Watercolor on 140# paper in my sketchbook
I haven’t been sketching in awhile and decided it was time to get over my dry spell.