Shells and Stones


Another of my illustrative style watercolours. Good to keep drawing skills up to date. Different challenge to the free flow beachscapes which I am also currently working on. In many ways easier as more structured and I have a “path” to follow. 

INKTENSE WORKSHOP


NEXT INKTENSE WORKSHOP; SATY JANUARY 21st 2012 ph03  64282675

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First we played a little to see what marks could be made, how variable applications of water made a difference, and to get an idea of colour intensity.  Then I set a task of drawing beach stones where each stone could be treated in a different way (some chose shells from my collection). I did a quick reminder sketch of using tone to suggest a 3D form then it was all systems go. No works absolutely completed but looking promising. Not as varied  results as from their palette knife flowers workshop (shown on an earlier post) but this was a more tightly structured session. Some participants were not happy with their fan shell works so I quickly demonstrated frottage (rubbings) which worked well (and even better if more time and care taken). Because the colours stay fixed after wetting this medium is great for patterning then laying another colour over (such as a shodow) . The patterns underneath will be retained.