This section is going to be more or less a diary of what I am currently working on.  I am going to try to be completely forth coming and show everything from finished pieces, to mistakes and everything in between.  Let's all learn a bit and try to have some fun along the way.

Rick

Drawing Book 11.24.2018

Drawing Book 11.24.2018

Here are three different drawings in three different techniques.  

Drawing Book 9.27.18

Drawing Book 9.27.18

I have intentionally created these two pieces without using a pen of any kind, only brushes.  All of the ink has been diluted and applied as washes.  Although an experiment, I like the results.

Rick

June 5, 2018

June 5, 2018

I have never really had the knack of working with watercolor.  I add color, then add color, then add color only to make...mud.  Sigh. 

Several years ago, I went to a continuing education class at Pasadena City College (PCC) in a technique called French Wash.  This technique, which uses light washes of oil paint, allowed me to paint with a style that looked like watercolor.  I have had several people comment on these images thinking that they were watercolor.  This got me thinking.  Now I have always liked to do black and white drawings in both pencil and pen & ink, but I wanted to get some color into them.  Taking along a complete set of oil paint in the port-a-studio is not an acceptable solution.  It truth it's too much crap to carry.  Watercolors on the other hand, are easy to carry and clean up when finished.  So I have been working with light washes of ink in my drawings and I am really happy with the results.  Now with the patience of doing light washes of ink, I now have been adding light washes of watercolor to my ink drawings. 

I think I may have to make more of these.

Rick

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