Sunday, October 22, 2006

Seal Sketch & Painting WDE 10-22-06

After the sketch, I painted the seal in watercolor. The painting is 9 1/4" x 6 1/4" on Fabriano hot press watercolor paper using Daniel Smith paints. I didn't sketch on the wc paper so the seal has a bit different perspective or view.

One of the very best benefits of the WDE for me, is sketching or painting subjects I have been hesitant to try . I started this sketch by doing circles or slinkies (a technique from JayD in the Drawing & Sketching Forum.) The slinky enables me to familiarize myself with the shape and mass then I erased lines and added some shadows. This sketch took me approximately an hour using a mechanical pencil and an HB woodless graphite pencil.