Watercolour and Acrylic Ink on Paper
7cm x 10cm (3" x 4")
|Castle Cove, Dartmouth|
Since the meeting, I’ve used thumbnail sketches to work on a composition – inspired by a recent article by John Lovett on his online watercolour workshop (see http://johnlovettwatercolorworkshop.com/thumbnail-sketches).
Thumbnails are small quick sketches. The sketches on this post are all about 7cm x 10cm (3" x 4"). John advises spending no more than a couple of minutes on each drawing.
|Castle Cove, Pencil Thumbnails|
John advocates thumbnail sketches as a technique for deciding on the tonal and colour composition for a picture work before committing your ideas to watercolour paper.
They are also fun to do and a great way to become more familiar with a subject which you haven’t sketched and are drawing from photographs.
|Castle Cove, Coloured Thumbnails|
John suggests using pencil sketches to decide on the tonal composition and coloured sketches to establish the colour palette.
|Castle Cove - Initial Wash|
Watercolour on Paper
24cm x 34cm (9.5" x 13.5")
This is the resulting composition transferred to watercolour paper with the initial wash in the sky and the sea.