January 5, 2017
Watercolor Sketch Girls
I've been doing some sketching and "watercoloring" in my art journal and on some loose sheets of watercolor paper. A focus on flowers a few months ago, has given way to a focus on faces lately.
I do have a small studio in my home, but sometimes I prefer to be in the living room with my husband in the evenings. I often like to curl up on the couch - so messy, mixed media art journaling is not an option for those times. Both our couch and carpet are off-white! So simple watercolor sketching is just the right thing.
I sketch with a permanent pen. I like black Pigma Micron Pens and Sharpie markers. I prefer the fine point pens. For Pigma Microns I like the .05. Then I use my travel watercolor set with a water brush for applying the color. The water brush keeps everything neater with no chance for spilling a jar of water on the couch or carpet. The watercolors blend and flow where you place the water and it's fun to watch the colors mingle. :)
I'm working on shading with the watercolor. It's tricky sometimes and I am learning to "go with the flow" and let it be loose. It's a different "feel" than acrylics.
But it's an enjoyable way to spend an evening while watching TV or talking, and it's a great way to fit some more creative time into a busy week.
I hope this inspires you to try something similar as a way of getting more creative time in your week.
Do you ever create outside the studio/dedicated art space?