Avenue Ste. AnnePosted: April 22, 2013
When pressed for time (which seems to be most days!) I often start my daily sketch with an ink line and add colour to the drawing. This is much faster than building up areas with watercolour alone, and if need be, can be completed later in the day. I find that the Fabriano Artistico hot pressed block takes the ink line really well but you can end up with some unusual wash effects on this smooth paper. I’ve never had this happen before but today the French Ultramarine pigment that I used was super granulating, especially in the shadow area in the lower left of the sketch. I’m not sure if this is the brand of paint (Daniel Smith) or simply the paper. I don’t mind it because it adds a kind of weird texture to the asphalt but I might find it undesirable some other time.