I feel like this has been a bit of a break through… I have been scared of drawing people and animals but mentally was keen to give it a go today. Here are most of my pages (about 5 of them were disasters! – the hardest thing for me is to get the eyes and mouth right the first time …if I didn’t then the sketch seemed to go from bad to worse)
I tried a few different techniques – my usual ink with only minimal pencil outline wasn’t working for me – so tried french grey prismacolor pencil and 0.3 felt pen – both which were a little more forgiving than the ink from my fountain pen.
Here is a sketch I did when I got home reviewing all the stuff I took and how little of it I used – this is mainly because I did most of my sketching standing up. Poor Borromini didn’t make it out of the backpack for a photo today – I was just too focused on my drawing obviously!