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Park Benches: 40 Degrees In The Shade…

Lady and Dog, Retiro Park, Spain

There is a bench in Madrid’s Retiro park that sits just across a path from the one I drew above – a lady writing a letter, her dog waiting quietly in the 40 degree shade. I drew the other end of the same bench, from the same spot, some time ago…

Bench in the Retiro Park, Madrid

Watercolour Fun

In my continued mission to become an Urban Sketcher, I thought I’d start adding some watercolour to my drawings, starting at home before venturing into the field!

Here are the first experiments:

Yogi Tea
Yogi Tea Watercolour

Tibetan Singing Bowl
Tibetan Singing Bowl

Artichoke
Articoke watercolor

There is of course a ton of useful info on-line about how to start doing all this, but I particularly liked this post, How I Sketch: Part Two, Demonstration, despite being obsessed, as a typical beginner, with all the nice things I can buy in her previous post, How I Sketch: Part One, Materials.

All the above sketches were made with a Pigma Micron Pen, a Cotman watercolour travel kit, and a Pentel waterbrush, which is a most fantastic invention!