I don’t usually go in for sketching cityscapes but it was an opportunity to try out a new idea – painting the bare trees in a grey colour (which is what the bare twigs look like from afar).
Here's a Sunday virtual sketch with Facebook Group Virtual Sketch Melbourne in Market Street, Melbourne. Being able to "walk" around the area sure helped with getting to see the building better.
I was surprised that the sketch worked quite well on such a small scale in a Moleskine watercolour journal.
Here I couldn’t help sketching this lovely Japanese building in Kurashiki, Japan during a virtual sketchmmet with Facebook group Virtual Travel Sketch. I was using my favourite tools – Sailor fude pen, watercolour and Stillman and Birn Beta sketchbook.
I like using a waterbrush even though most artists are disdainful of its capabilities. I like the round shapes the tip leaves and somehow the thick holder and slight stiffness of the bristles seems to cause less strain on my arthritic fingers. Here I used it dry like normal brushes.
First sketch: #Sailorfude pen, watercolour,#MoleskineWatercolourAlbum, 5x8” Second sketch: #Sailorfude pen, watercolour, #Stillman&Birn Beta Sketchbook, 7.5”x 7.5”#virtualtravelsketch #virtualsketchmelbourne