This lesson introduced a new tool: a Tombow pen. This nifty pen uses water-soluble acid-free ink and has 2 ends: a brush and a fine tip.
The fine tip is great for drawing the outline of a final sketch. The brush end is handy for getting more ink on the watercolor brush for darker shading.
Our assignment for this week is to sketch everyday objects, then carefully refine the sketch using the fine tip of the Tombow. Once the inking is complete, pencil lines are erased and the watercolor brush comes out. Using just plain water, the object is shaded.
Here are my first attempts at this technique:
I couldn’t resist adding a bit of color to the 2nd bird. Jane’s advice is to add more shading at the bottom of the bird. I’m guilty of following the actual coloring of the object instead of simply doing this as a sketch with shading — hence the dabs of peach and yellow.
The next object is taken from the bathroom:
This pen is mighty fun! I have room for another bird on the first page and plenty of other objects in the bathroom. Stay tuned.