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Playing with watercolour pencils

Watercolour pencil

My youngest daughter bought some Staedtler Noris aquarell watercolour pencils with some money she’d got for her birthday. She let me have a play with them, and the above was the result. I really enjoyed using them. They are quite nicely pigmented, and they produce some surprising effects when you dip them in water or brush over your marks with water.

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Three-value notans

Spoon notan
Glass notan

These are a couple of my first ever notans. I used Tombow E15 (black) and N65 (grey) brush pens, and the white of the paper. (Odd how the highlights look white but the blank paper outside the borders looks grey. Must be a trick of the eyes—or my crappy phone camera.)

I didn’t focus on design in these so much as just trying to capture the right (simplified) values. I can see how this will be a really helpful exercise.

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Brass wood bucket

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Monty

I sketched this from a photo of our previous cat, Monty, sleeping on his back. Sadly, he was hit by a car and died (a while ago). We got a new cat, Luna, near the end of last year, and she looks remarkably like Monty. I’ve tried to sketch her, but so far she hasn’t lay still long enough. I think she knows when I’m trying.

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Play ball

This is a rope ball that our cat plays with. It was attached to a scratching structure, but, as you can see from the shreaded bit at the top, she managed to free it. 🙂