20-minute sketch done from a high-fashion magazine
While on our 18-day trip in June I wanted to add a few things to my sketchbook, trying to sketch only minimally in pencil or with my Rotring art pen and then fill in with splashes of water color. The one above was a sketch I made of a model from an ad in a fashion magazine. The models in these photographs usually have exaggerated expressions and poses which are good for practicing.
Later in the trip I wanted to try a quicker sketch of a live model, so I sketched my husband while reading . What I discovered in this 15-minute sketch was that the cartridge that came with the Rotring art pen was not waterproof so there are some smears where the watercolor touched the lines. I later experimented a bit with black Sharpies and they are waterproof when dry but the sketchbook paper has to be thick or they will bleed through to the other side.
Yesterday I signed up for a figure watercolor class beginning in September with my neighborhood art club. I look forward to getting back in an "art" routine.