It was supposed to be a very simple, stripped-back ink drawing but of course I couldn’t stay away from my beloved gouache and ended up adding a last-minute splash of pink. Always pink!
As much fun as I’ve been having with gouache paint; experimenting with colours and really just sort of broadening my painting skill-set, I’ve wanted for a while to just go back to the minimal look that I started out with. And this week happened to be the perfect opportunity for that because I’m actually working on a small project that (if all goes well) will be revealed on Friday.
In terms of the drawing itself, for the first time in a little while I decided to use my Pentel Pocket Brush pen, rather than the Zig Clean Color brush pen that I’ve been favouring recently for its versatility and easier control. And I think a combination of the thicker lines, freer ink flow and general lack of practice with the Pentel, plus the pages of my Leuchtturm sketchbook which tend to feather ink just a tiny bit (I don’t think this particular sketchbook was meant for wet-application, but it just looks so good!) it all just sort of threw me off a bit!
I didn’t do as much line work as I had planned. It just wasn’t feeling right and I knew that the more I did, the more likely I’d be to make a mistake, so I left it looking a lot more simple than I thought I would. But I think that may have worked in my favour. I can get a bit carried away with line-work so I’m glad I did get to keep that minimalist look I had initially set out for. And finally, I do like the concept of it; I might do more of these 2 or 3 tone drawings in the future.
I hope you liked it too! See you later on this week 😉
Since my big sketchbook flip-through, I’ve been aching to mess about with watercolours again. I always loved the light and murky mildness of it against black