After breakfastPosted: March 5, 2017
In preparation for One Week 100 People 2017 which I will be starting tomorrow, I tried out a new brush, one that I think has a much better point on it than the one I used last week to during my trial run. And since I will be doing all of my drawing with a brush for this challenge, it has to be quite sharp. I wasn’t intending on buying a new brush. In fact I went to the store to buy some half pans and a few little sketchbooks, but I have a weakness for brushes and came home with a tiny Da Vinci Casaneo. I have a larger version of the same brush, but the #2 that I painted with today is quite amazing. It’s a synthetic brush that holds a lot of water and comes to a wonderful fine point. I use the bigger version for large washes and skies but this little one is great for brush drawing.
For today’s sketch I used Payne’s Grey to capture the shapes and values on my kitchen counter after breakfast. It’s a good exercise to attempt to match the values of whatever mess is in front of you, without placing things too carefully. Just let the shapes be your guide.