This afternoon I went urban sketching in the Royal William Yard. I used my Sakura Koi watercolour set and Mangaka fineliners. This is my first attempt at sketching a boat, the tide was out when I started and in by the time I finished:
Boat at Royal William Yard
This is a sketch of Drake’s Island from Devil’s Point:
It was sunny but I had to paint quickly because it was cold and windy and the light was starting to fade on the island as I painted it.
It was our first meeting as an group and there were only a few of us but we are meeting again in October.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Tsukema Tsukeru
I finished this a few days ago. I used my Sakura Koi watercolour set and Kuretake Zig Mangaka fineliners in my Seawhite sketchbook. It’s Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in her second outfit for Tsukema Tsukeru. It was fun doing all the individual food packets on her skirt.
I also want to share my uncoloured PlymouthCubed sketch. It’s zombies on Plymouth Hoe!
I’ve just finished my sketch of Link from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I watched gameplay videos of it at E3 online and I HAD to draw a picture:
I used Kuretake Mangaka fineliners and Sakura Koi watercolours. Here is a picture of my watercolour kit:
From left: Seawhite A5 Sketchbook, Sakura Koi Pocket Field Sketch Box, Uni Kuru Toga pencils, Pentel Water Brush, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Zig Millennium 005, Zig Mangaka pens, Sakura Pigma brush pen, Tombow Spray Mister, Staedtler Mars plastic eraser, Koh-I-Noor Kneadable Eraser
I’ve had my Koi sketch box since early May and my Seawhite sketchbook for a fortnight and got them both from The Art Side. Some of the other things here I got for my birthday, and some of them have been in my art kit for a long time. I have three Kuru Toga pencils, all with different leads in them. My silver one is HB and my most used pencil. The green holds 4B lead and I have a blue one (not pictured) which holds non-photocopy blue lead. I like to use water brushes because they are easier to take out and about. I use the spray mister to make my paints damp before I use them. The white gelly roll pen is great for highlights and covering mistakes so I have it with me constantly. I have a wide variety of black fineliners and brush pens and at the moment I prefer using small fineliners so I can be really detailed in my work, and i’ve been testing different types of crosshatching with them. I’ve also been learning to use dip pens and ink.
I’ve only been working in watercolour for the past two months and I think it’s really fun to do. It’s slightly harder to work in than pencils and pens because you need to be careful about how much water you put on the paper. Here are some examples of my work so far:
Ellie and Joel from The Last Of Us
I just completed The Last Of Us (on easy..) and have been drawing Ellie and Joel a lot.
Girl and Fox
I invented the girl. I sketched the fox on a visit to Delamore House’s annual arts exhibition at the end of May. The original is a giant sculpture made from recycled materials (car bumpers!) by Ptolomy Elrington.
Ellie in Winter
Another picture of Ellie. I worked on this last week. She is a really fun character to draw.