From the Sketchbook(11)
After the previous post on Eyvind Earle I caught myself thinking about his marvelous use of putting colors together to create really magical scenes, and the next thing I know is I’m attempting(attempting) to do the same thing while watching the Cav’s game tonight.
This is in a Windsor~Newton all-purpose sketchbook using Copic markers.
The other day I was working with Faber-Castell, PITT artist pens. I like the color these brush pens create and I like the flexibility of the brush. Creating strokes, marks, swaths of color, or filling in and blending colors. Even on the all-purpose sketch pad paper, from the same above sketchbook.
It’s not Earle, but then again it was not intended to be. For starters a completely different paper is needed, and a LOT MORE talent.
I like the way the Copic’s blending inside their own color works. They do not blend well when combined, so in landscape renderings they are great for showing contrast, strong powerful contrast.
The PITT’s, I like a lot. I love the versatility and I really like how they make me want to go fast and loose. Fast, loose, conceptual . . . that’s what landscape renderings should be about. it’s not the time for details, it’s the time for ideas.