Sketches

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Culemborg a/d Lek

Time for experiments again. I made the below sketch very quickly, grey fountain pen and pentel bruspen, washed out. 10 minutes max, just for composition reasons.
Then I took a self sharpened bamboo stick with pure chinese ink, and made the drawing in my large watercolour sketchbook. It did not go smoothly, either the ink blotted, or it was too light grey. To much distance between deep black and grey tones. Something to figure out.
Then I added the negative space with a wash of sepia acrylic ink.
I am pleased with the result, but there is stil room for improvement.


4 comments:

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

Bravo. Otlichno.

Michael Lukyniuk said...

It kind of looks like an impasto. Especially the top one. What gives me this impression is the apparent thickness of the colours and the simplicity of the composition.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Irina!

Rene Fijten said...

Michael, No impasto but thin layers of coloured ink. But I see what you mean,it certainly gives that effect.