Farmer’s market

21 September, 2014. After waffling back and forth over whether or not to add washes of watercolor to an already nice line drawing, I plunged in and let the watercolor do what it does best: move around on the damp paper. As usual, I do this in layers, lifting some pigment out each time with a slightly wetted and clean brush, just before the paint dries.

Sketched (very) quickly in pencil on location at the Liberty Farmer’s Market last weekend. This was then inked in Drawing class this morning so my students could see the importance of correct proportionality, and the relative UNimportance that loads and loads of details have. Too much detail means I have too much of the drawing predetermined and it cramps my ability to work loosely and “invent” as I ink.


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