In one of today’s Sketchbook Revival sessions, mixed media artist, Toni Burt, shared her world of bold color, “messy” lines, and whimsical imagery.
The goal is to practice loosely creating a perfectly imperfect, vibrant sketch of an old building full of charm.
She suggested sketching first with pen instead of pencil and so I did. She was right. When you use a pen, you kind of commit as you go.
She used water soluble pens for shadowing as (I think) a third layer and that was messy. It was all messy. But by the time I made it to my third drawing (on nice paper, even), I felt more comfortable with the tools.
Practice, practice, practice!