Daily art – a sketchy little birdy

from Instagram: The dip pen takes awhile to dry on hot press watercolor paper, but I love the fine details that can be made with it.⠀ #sketch #watercolor #inkandwatercolor #drawing #draw #drawingoftheday #dippen #bird #illustration #hotpress #danielsmith http://ift.tt/2jIklcr

Daily art – coffee mug with little potted succulent

from Instagram: Getting acquainted with my masking fluid on this little potted cactus...the color shaper tool helps with control but it's definitely going to take some practice. Loving the bubbles and shadows demo'd by @mariyakey ❤#watercolor #succulentlove #inkandwatercolor #sketch http://ift.tt/2hAHRur

Loose and sketchy watercolor flowers

sketchbook - ink and watercolor wash sketch of a vase of flowers

After watching a recent Draw Tip Tuesday video on pen control, I was inspired to draw a vase of flowers by loosely holding the pen at the end away from the tip. I started the sketch by roughly doing a single-line contour drawing, lifting the pen only a few times to reset. I knew I was… Continue reading Loose and sketchy watercolor flowers

Simple sketch of a binder clip

Ink and watercolor wash of a binder clip

While working on my hatching skills, sometimes I draw simple objects that hardly warrant any excitement. But there's something about this binder clip sketch that I just love. I think it's the judicious use of watercolor on the shadow areas. I focused the hatching and wash on darker areas, and I think that restraint helps… Continue reading Simple sketch of a binder clip