December was such a busy month that I didn’t get time to do much scanning. But I was still doing regular morning sketches in my local area (including the Village Green). Here is a collection of sketches done last month – I was still playing with different materials, taking risks, and trying new combos. Some days I didn’t have a lot of time (or the headspace to focus on my sketching) but I still experimented.
My current fad is to start with some Manganese Blue Hue washes. This colour was added to my palette a few years ago (see more here) and I love how transparent it is.
In these sketches you’ll see some watercolour pencils, some coloured pencils and some Neocolor II… and in (nearly) every sketch, the main component is watercolour! Most of the lines are done with my 55-degree fude but you will also see some watercolour pencil and some black polychromo lines.
The goal of these sketches is not to produce masterpieces but simply to have fun and get my creative juices pumping. It’s a great way to start my work day particularly if there is lots of grind to do.
So here we go…
I’m very happy that I’ve been able to maintain this morning routine even when things get a bit crazy. Having fun with texture and creating areas of complex colour makes me smile!
How much sketching did you manage to do during December?
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