So, I have decided to learn something new. I have always been able to draw (sort of) but never explored much beyond plain pencil or a black marker. I am intrigued by drawings where the medium is Pen & Ink with watercolour, I love the illustrative nature of it. I enrolled in this excellent online class through Craftsy, purchased a dip pen, nibs, black waterproof ink, proper paper, a pan of watercolour cakes and dove in.
I debated sharing my early work, but what the heck.....I am well aware that there are problems with each of them...BUT..... at the same time, I do believe that there is something successful happening with each piece as well......I realize that I am still rather heavy handed with the watercolour washes and really, REALLY need to work on that....practice....practice....practice
I am working from my own photos and thoroughly enjoying the process, here is a look at what I have done so far.
|after the addition of watercolour|
|after the washes were added|
|forgot to scan the ink only version of this before adding the washes|
|the finished drawing/painting|