BaristaPosted: October 25, 2012
Last summer I tried a Derwent Inktense pencil for a small sketch that I was doing in a workshop. I loved the inky black that I could obtain with it, but the pencil I tried was borrowed and I haven’t been able to find it until today. This was done in my watercolour Moleskine with the water-soluble Inktense in Charcoal grey and also a water-soluble graphite pencil in some of the lighter areas. Still loving how dark you can get with this when you add water.
This coming Sunday, October 28, is the monthly outing for Urban Sketchers Montreal. We’re going to be trying something new this month: a sketchcrawl on avenue Mont-Royal (because the weather is looking kind of cold and possibly rainy). The plan is to meet at the Mont-Royal metro station (upstairs, not on the platform) at 10 am. We’ll spread out a bit, sketching indoor or out, going in and out of shops and cafés to sketch, and then meet at the end to have a look at everyone’s sketches and warm up somewhere. Mont-Royal is a really interesting street with lots of unusual shops on either side and a great view of the mountain. Everyone is welcome to join us for a day of sketching and meeting new people. If you are interested in adding your name to the mailing list for this or future events please email me at sblaukopf (at) gmail (dot) com.