Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sketchbook Secrets

Natural Surfaces - ROCKS

I am one of the new host contributors over at The Sketchbook Challenge blog. It's a wonderful program of monthly themes and tutorials by some amazing artists. I've been loving the March theme "Natural Surfaces" and have been playing around with all sorts of ideas and mediums, so I thought I'd give you a few tips on capturing rocks in your watercolor sketchbook.


Natural Surfaces - ROCKS

In this free video tutorial, I use the new Stillman & Birn Zeta Series Sketchbook, Sakura Koi Water Colors, Faber-Castell Water Color Pencils, and the Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph and Nexus pens. I show you that capturing the natural surfaces of rocks is a very simple technique that can be used for all sorts of surfaces.  A light wash is followed by some darker layering and then simple pen strokes--it's that easy.


Have fun, and don't forget to pop over to The Sketchbook Challenge blog and join the fun.  You can even post your sketchbook pages in their Flickr group. It's a great community and a wonderful challenge.

Natural Surfaces - ROCKS


Natural Surfaces - ROCKS

Thanks for checking in. xx