Sunday, 4 August 2019

'Happy Accident' With Bleach

Sunday morning sketching in the park with dip pen and Indian ink.

Back at home I tried applying a blue Winsor & Newton ink to describe the shadows a bit more. Totally failed and it ruined the drawing. Decided to use diluted bleach and a two inch decorators brush to remove the blue ink. Which it did. Smudged the drawing though, giving me the lovely mid tone grey background. No photos of this stage as it was all a bit of a panic but I do like the effect.

I used white ink to paint the 'light' through trees back in.


You can see my doodlebook cheap ink and bleach escapades over on my Twitter and Instagram account.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Squintting at Trees

I used my extra long nib holder (referred to as 'stick' in the text) to prevent my sweaty palm making the sketchbook paper damp, in this accursed hot weather we're having of late. Three times the movement of leaves in the breeze caught the corner of my eye, too big to be a squirrel.

The texture in the panel backgrounds is from me playing with bleach on the succeeding pages. Unintentional but nice enough to keep.

Thursday, 25 July 2019

The Shade of Trees

Mostly drawn in the shade after my morning run around the park and then finished off at home. With a big glass of water and a cold towel across my forehead.

Why would towns cut down such precious life saving resources like trees, the weather is only going to get more extreme in my lifetime and they offer refuge from intense heat and rainfalls we get in the UK summers.