I walked my bike barely 100 yards, and almost immediately, I got hooked again. This time it was the brilliant orange California poppies! By stepping back a bit, I was able to include the bar 9 Million in Unmarked Bills in my sketch. Interesting building that fits into the triangle formed by Fremont Pl. N and N 35th St.
I do love pencil sketching, so in this sketch, I started with 2 Derwent Inktense pencils, followed by ink highlights with Platinum Carbon ink.
I was able to add some w/c later at home.
After we had gathered to show our work, I went over to Peet's, sat outside with my latte, and sketched the McKenzie Building, which now houses Dusty Strings. I've never been in there, but I have 2 friends who have worked there. Can you believe it was hot?! too hot to stay and try to add color, so I packed up and biked UP Stone Way to home. WHAT A GREAT DAY!!!
LOVE the perspective in the Fremont Cigar sketch! Wish I could have joined you.ReplyDelete
Nice sketches Peggy!ReplyDelete
Were the Derwent Inktense pencils watercolor pencils? You mention 2 pencils. Are there certain Inktense pencils you like to carry with you for sketching? I'm just starting with sketching and enjoy hearing what others use. Thanks! Wonderful sketches! I especially like the 90 Million in Unmarked Bills building.ReplyDelete
To answer Teacher5Reader, Yes, all Derwent "Inktense" pencils are water-soluble. And yes, I do bring along a few of the earthy colors - a green, and a brown, a mauve-purple, and a Payne's gray. When water is added to parts of the sketch where the intense pencils were used, you get a more intense coloring. I don't usually use the intense alone for the entire sketch, rather just certain areas I want to highlight.ReplyDelete
I'm very good in drawing houses designs them… now I need to take a step to fulfill my dream.ReplyDelete
pencil sketches of houses