One of the items on my ‘to develop further’ list is to find out a way to produce a result that I am happy with using a waterbrush. So a few weeks ago I did a few tests. You might have seen these in the article on ‘Nightly Sketches’ but I thought it was worth sharing a few closer versions of the images.
These two sketches – one of the magnificent Ca’ Marcello (on the Palladian Odyssey itinerary!) and the other of my morning coffee – were done using a waterbrush. At the time I was relatively happy with the result, and in two areas particularly:
- the sky where I pre-wet the page and dropped in colour
- the coffee cup where I used a very watery wash with some highly granulating pigment
So please share your waterbrush tricks with me. What am I missing?