I started doing this in December as a natural development of the work I was doing during my trip to Port Macquarie. In fact ever since I started combining coloured pencils with watercolour (during my Hunter trip in May 2022) I’ve been fascinated by layering different hues and different media. In addition, I’ve been super inspired by the work of Jenny Adam (ronkiponk on Instagram) over the past few years and recently went through her wonderful Domestika course (BTW it’s in German with Closed Captions in English).
I’m generally more interested in creating work with more realistic colours but I love the idea of introducing different hues (particularly pastel colours) to create depth and texture.
This is today’s sketch – starting with a pale yellow, pale blue (both GoldFaber Aqua) and a mint (Tombow).
A big theme of my work at the moment is sketching the same scenes over and over. This approach of starting with fun colours is really creating keeping me super inspired while doing my everyday sketching.
Want to see some more examples?
Here are a few ‘Step 1 photos’ of sketches that you’ve seen before…
I hope that you have enjoyed seeing the all-important first step from some of my recent sketches.