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Sketching with watercolour pencils on a cycle ride

Posted On: Monday 15th August 2011
Summary: This sketch was done using Derwent Aquatone pencils. They are solid watercolour pigment with some kind of binder makes them surprisingly resistant to breaking

Blog Tags: Landscape painting   Sketching   Plein air   Watercolor pencils   

sketch watercolour pencilsThese watercolour pencils release their strong colour only when you add a bit of water. As a dry pencil they are not at their best.

I was out cycling yesterday so I was only carrying very compact sketching equipment. Pencil, small brush, small water spray, watercolour pencils and small sketchbook

I did this sketch first with graphite stick, then went over it with the pencils and finally smudged with water. It took about 10 minutes.

I did two more small sketches on the same outing which I will post later.


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