Taking flightPosted: April 1, 2013
I am so fortunate because urban sketching has brought me many opportunities in the past few months. I’ve been spending a lot of time illustrating a children’s book and that means I can’t get out to do as much car sketching as I usually do. Thankfully the author of the book has kindly consented to allow me to preview little bits of my work (as long as I don’t reveal full illustrations) and for that I am grateful.
The paintings are quite large (22″ x 8.5″) and are painted on hot pressed (smooth) Arches paper, allowing me to incorporate both ink and wash. I can’t scan the full paintings, or even parts of them, because they are on full sheets of watercolour paper (22″ x 30″) so this little bit is from a photo I took. It has been an interesting, albeit time-consuming project, and I hope to keep revealing these little details as I complete them.