The eleventh day, Sunday Snap Sketch – #inktober2019 Day 11.
For the first time this year I’m presenting a piece that is not from my travels. Thinking about breaking the traveling sequence, I remembered having a list of Sketchable pics. So I took that list out of the drawer and I found this one. It is about an abandoned farmhouse that is about to be swallowed by trees. This picture comes from an artist’s blog that I follow, you can see the original post on this link
For this piece, I started using a Prismacolor Col-Erase pencil. That is a fantastic tool to use as a base drawing liner. It is, in some cases, even better than a graphite pencil. It used to be the favorite for illustrators an animators to sketch before inking and painting their pieces. The super-power of these pencils is that their traces are easily deletable. So, after inking, you can delete any sketch under the ink with a simple kneaded eraser stroke. In this case, I washed the piece using watercolor before adding the ink. It wasn’t even necessary to use the eraser since the Col-Erase almost disappeared by itself.
First I left the plan, went out of the comfort zone and then I enjoyed it a lot. This is the first time I use my long list of #Sketchables so I’m realizing how useful and enjoyable it is. Also, with this piece, I’m keeping my word to Michael that someday I was going to sketch that picture. In my previous Inktober post I thanked the guy for his support, so what a better way to say thanks that destroying his picture! 😅
Well, I keep going, this was Sunday Snap Sketch for my – #inktober2019 Day 11.