Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Sketchbook 07/10/09


Trying something new. Moving away from creating a black outlined drawing and using pencil to capture the scene, following by watercolours. Verdict is still out but I will continue on with this process for now.

7 comments:

Dan Kent said...

You know, it's so funny Wil, but sometimes I have thought about trying the same thing. Some have referred to my people drawings (in a complementary fashion) by saying, "very good - have you ever tried cartooning?" Aargh. This is why I've tried the brown line. I think the guy that is reading, and the tables, look great with no penline - nice relaxed feel. No pen needed. What lead are you using?

Wil said...

Hi Dan, thanks for stopping by.
I used a HB pencil.

I always associated the micron pen and black out lines with the field of illustration (i know, narrow minded) but as I move away from the micron and use pencil, my images, in my mind, are veering more and more to the "fine arts" area. Not too sure how I feel about that in terms of career path.

raena said...

I am doing a lot of the same thing right now. (mainly because I hate my linework in pen.) The part I'm struggling with is getting crispness in the edges. Wonderful images (this one, and the last).

Wil said...

Raena, I find using a hot press paper helps with a fluid application of colour, which in turn helps with the crispness of colour edges.

Just my 2 cents.

Nikira said...

I like it unfinishnes, it holds composition interesting. Whatever you do you do it so talented that its a pleasure to look.

Wil said...

Thanks, Nikira. The unfinished look was purely accidental (and poor time management) because I had to get to a class.

raena said...

Fabulous Wil! Thank you for the info...and I'm very excited about it because I just so happened to have just purchased a hot press w/c block! It's my first time with hot press and I can't wait to try it now!