5 Apr 2012

Sketchbook travel




On a recent trip down to Bude I took the opportunity to sketch whilst we had stopped for lunch.   I was glad that I had taken the time before we left to add some Watersoluable colours on the page.  This way I had my little portable palette with me ready to go.  After the initial sketch, I just used my waterbrush to activate the colours.....Simple, Easy to travel art.





28 comments:

  1. I can stay all day long to watch what you draw:). From when I was a child, I loved to watch how others draw. Best wishes!(sorry for my English)

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  2. Please tell me more about these water soluble colours, ;-)

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  3. Such a great idea :) i love how you can activate the watercolors like that!

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  4. Thank you Robert, Gilli and Kyla.

    Gilli, to answer your question about the coloured pencils: I used Derwent Inktense range for this, but there are other makes on the market. The Inktense ones do tend to stay 'fixed' once they have been activated whereas some other makes will still keep working. I hope this has been of help to you.

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  5. Unfortunately for me the photo is "unavailable" right now. I hope it shows up so I can see it later. Happy painting.

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    1. Sorry about that Lynn, I hope it isn't a fault this end causing the problem. Do let me know when and if you finally see it.

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  6. Adding the colour to the page as a palette is a great idea. Love the little sketch you made in your lunch hour-it's such a relaxing thing to do.

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    1. It was relaxing Judith, especially when a large courier lorry parked in the middle of the view!...but that's another story.lol.

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  7. I saw someone doing this on television a while back. It does mean being prepared for the right colours but it is a good way of keeping compact.

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    1. Hi Bella, if I said Wendy Jelbert would that jog your memory... :)

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  8. not available for me either. :(

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  9. I am eager to see it, especially after reading the comments, but it is not yet available.
    :-(

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    1. Hopefully all is ship shape by now Balaji and you can see the image okay:)

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  10. OMG, that's a genius idea!
    Happy Easter

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  11. Thank you for your lovely comment,and the Easter egg pic...that is clever! Your post today reminds me of the little books I had as a child where you would paint over the picture with water and the colours would appear in front of your eyes...I thought it was magical!
    Hope you have a lovely Easter! :0)

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    1. I remember them too - thanks for reminding me:)

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  12. is a very beautiful panoramic!

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  13. What a strange way to carry around your colors! I just thought it was a sculpture standing there at the coast :-(

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    1. It is different Werner, but very useful when you want to travel light.

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  14. What a great idea Amm, and beautiful results.

    Happy Easter

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  15. Brilliant idea, Ann! Thanks for sharing! Lovely sketch.

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    1. Thanks Robin, glad you like it....I think all these little hints and tips we pass on to each other are helpful.

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  16. I would never have thought of that Ann...awesome idea!

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    1. Thanks Jane, glad you liked it:)

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