Here’s a little something different, pen and watercolor. A few years ago, I taught a workshop on watercolor journaling. It was all about sketching with a pen and then adding watercolor, all in a sketchbook. I encouraged the participants to at least date their sketches, but to also record something about the sketch that gave reason to it’s creation.
This sketch of a lady sitting at a bar was done in about 8 minutes and I added the watercolor later, which was another 5-10 minutes. As far as getting a likeness, she would probably be recognized by friends, but it’s really stylized because of the short duration of the sketch. In other words, it’s not a portrait, nor was it meant to be. It was an inspired moment in time to do a quick sketch of an interesting (to me) subject. To show up at the page.😉
8 thoughts on “Bar People”
Your ink and watercolor are my favorite!
Glad you like them Mary! I’ll scatter them in now and then.😉
Looks like fun! Something different and encouraging. Do you add the watercolor later?
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I sometimes add it later, sometimes in one sitting. And sometimes I’ll watercolor first and then ink.🤪 It just depends on the circumstances, mood and thoughts on what I’m trying to capture in the sketch. I added it later on this one because the food arrived. It was time to eat.😉
Don, Such a great class that was too! Went to a lake this week and my watercolor sketchbook, pens and small w/c pallet we put together at that class went as well. It’s small, fits in my purse and goes everywhere with me. Good memories!! This is a great bar sketch from you. Tons of character in such a small drawing!
Thanks Verna! It makes me happy that you took along your sketching gear to the lake.🙂🙏 I hope you got some good sketching time and some great sketches👍
This is the smile on my heart! I took 2 of your wonderful sketch classes and was so inspired by them and absolutely fell in love with your sketch and watercolor.
I love seeing your work in all styles but this is my favorite. Thank you for sharing this one!
I must say your crosshatch sketching is also amazing!
Thanks Linda! I’ve had few people ask me if I still did watercolor sketching so I figured I better start sprinkling them in too.😉 I’m glad you enjoyed the workshops and I hope you are getting some time to sketch as well.👍