I’m continuing to get a morning coffee and sketch locally but due to the approach of winter, there are less options if I want to sit in the sun.
But I’ve finally started to sketch the rear of the shops that border the west side of the Village Green. I have been holding off on sketching these views so that I would have something to move onto when I’m feeling a need for change. And so I’m enjoying some new compositional opportunities.
I’ve been loving adding the neocolors under my watercolour washes and sometimes under marker work as well. I’m currently testing to see what impact the wax crayons mark has on the markers and whether this way that I’m currently working is lessening the life of my GoldFaber Aqua markers.
I’m loving the textures, layers and colours of these sketches despite the fact that I’m not really devoting a lot of mental energy to them (while I’m sketching my head is normally full of all the things I have to do for my upcoming Teacups course). I’m not getting down to Lane Cove National Park these days – and so I’ve only had one visit in the past month.
Enough general comments… here are some of my recent sketches.
And just to finish off with a few cafe sketches…
I hope that you had a good month of sketching in April.