It’s Day 7 of the Find Your Art Style Experiment and after looking at my Pinterest Board I decided I would try working with Markers and Brush pens.
Today was one of those days when nothing you draw goes right
To be honest, if I hadn’t committed myself to recording and sharing what I am doing, these would be filed away in the recycling bin.
I started with some Windsor a Newton Watercolour Markers which I’ve never really got the hang of even though I love brush pens. I like the way that this image by Christina Romeo has blocks of colour and she’s drawn over the top. So I used that as my starting idea, but it went horribly wrong! I guess while you are experimenting you have to expect a lot of failures to come up with something you really like.
I wish I had left this drawing at this stage….
It was marginally better than this…
The second drawing is ok, I was taking inspiration from this drawing by Diana Koehne I love her lively lines, but mine is a bit bland.
For the third drawing, I used Ohuhu Markers, which are alcohol-based. Think of them as a cheap alternative to Copic Markers. You can get a smaller set of 40 of these for about £20. When I started this I thought this was going to work out, but as soon as I added blocks of colour it completely killed it.
I was trying to redeem myself and so for the last drawing used I used Stationery Island Watercolour Brush Pens create a more realistic face. But still, I wasn’t overly happy with the result.
These don’t work either…
Tomorrow we’ll be putting up a video with Sandra and I discussing how the Find Your Art Style Experiment is going so far and what my intentions are for next week. Plus you’ll hear how Sandra is getting on with the Kick365 Sketching Challenge.
I hope you had a better sketching day than me – see you soon!
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