I am testing my watercolours; types and shades
I have already told you (several times – yes, I know!), that I haven’t been drawing for almost 30 years – AND regarding watercolours: I am a novice. So there is much – VERY MUCH – for me to investigate.
Today I have been especially interested in the two colours Ultramarine and Burnt Sienna, and how they would blend and mix. As you can see from the test below I am testing two brands of colours; Van Gogh and Windsor & Newton
The Van Gogh colours are very “juicy” and delicious, but they thereby also have an inclination to dominate – as if they are fighting for attention.
To test colours on something other than a grid, I drew this quick sketch of a kind of imaginary renaissance structure (loosely based on Santa Maria Novella – making everything very easy …?).
This is what I wanted to test
- The difference between sketching with permanent ink and colour pencil
- The difference in colour tone and intensity between watercolurs from pans and watercolour pencils.
As I see it: my sketch is much more interesting when done in pen than in colourpencil – but: The heavy black linework is disturbing, and darkness should instead be added by darker shades of colour.
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