Welcome to episode four of Sketchbook Stories.
In this series I will open up the pages of my personal sketchbooks and tell you the stories behind the sketches. I will also show you how the sketches are created and provide some handy tips for your own sketchbooks along the way!
Today we are looking at a page from a large watercolour sketchbook, where I created some illustrations from my book Sketchbook Challenge.
To carry out this exercise yourself you will need:
- A sketchbook (ideally with thicker paper suitable for wet media)
- Some water
- Watercolour paint
- A paintbrush (or two!)
- A pencil
- Start by drawing a glass or cup shape in your sketchbook using pencil.
- Then using a paintbrush just loaded with water, mark out the area where the liquid in the glass would be.
- Once that area is wet, load the brush with some watercolour paint and start to add pigment into the wet area.
- Watch as the colour spreads across the water.
- You can also try blending several colours together in one image.
Have a lot of fun with this.
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