Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Painted sketch of tea... and sketch



I used a Koi Waterbrush (fill the handle with water) for the first time. It stays wet and I used 1/3 a 'handle full' of water for this painting however, it is very difficult to control the amount of water that comes out. It's the medium size from Curry's Art Store for about $7.
The portable 12 pan Winsor Newton watercolour set is great for sketching. Super duper portable and I had lots of fun.
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34 comments:

  1. Nice post..I love seeing your progress. Thanks for sharing this watercolor..It's lovely! i have one of these brushes...I'm inspired to try it now!

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  2. Thank you for sharing new products and I love to see how you go about things!

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  3. What a clever and colourful painting!

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  4. Lovely sketch Nora. I too found the water hard to control with the Waterbrush. Constant wiping on a towel helped.

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  5. What a gorgeous sketch! I have Niji waterbrushes and I never have a problem with too much water, unless I squeeze the tube too hard. At the same time, I've not coaxed such beautiful color out of travel artist pan either! Mine have cake colors in them.

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  6. What a great sketch! I have one of these brushes but couldn't get on with it. I'm glad you like yours :0)

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  7. Lovely sketch. It's beautiful.
    Have a nice day!

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  8. I like the sketchbook within the sketchbook! I like my water pen on the road, but I only use it to note color rather than really utilizing the potentials of watercolor...

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  9. Wonderful: life imitates art! Lovely sketch! <3

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  10. I like this!!!!
    I feel a little envy about your W&N set!!!! :)))

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  11. Yes, this type of brush is very useful - particularly if I am using one on an Inktense sketch on the sofa! - but like you I find it difficult to control the amount of water coming through the brush. I usually end up with a piece of kitchen towel between my fingers and then I drip a little from the brush onto my palm. Not the best way, I know, but it does for smallish sketched in my sketchbook when I'm tired.
    I liked the sketches.

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  12. gosh I love this, thanks for the info too!

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  13. ... your sketch is just wonderful!

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  14. Love watching the process. Thank you.......

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  15. Lovely insight into a bit of your technique and exploration of new ways of working.

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  16. I just discovered these water filled pens about two weeks ago. I love them and want the hug the inventor. At the moment I have the first doodle that I used them on, posted on my blog. I was having fun with the National Wear Red Day, theme. Your work is so inspiring . . . you're a very talented lady. I love, love, love your blog.
    Your blogging sister Connie :)
    P.S. Now, I'm on to check out some of your posts that I may have missed. Have a wonderful art filled day.

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  17. Lovely to see your working papers. I use a water pen with water soluble pens. I sketch then just wet the shadow side of the ink marks etc Works a treat when on the hoof. Just another idea.

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  18. I bought a set of these Koi brushes last year and gave them a try. I'm not sure I like them. I didn't get the results I expected. Also, I found that they shed a lot! Maybe it's the way I was using them.

    Love your tea sketch!!

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  19. Hola Nora. vaya, yo también utilizo el pincel de agua y la misma caja de 12 acuarelas pequeña para pintar al exterior. Está muy bien.
    Un fuerte saludo

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  20. awesome post Nora-I enjoy my waterbrush as well

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  21. Hello Nora:) I use the same watercolor set for sketching:) It's very handy!
    I love your sketch. Is it possible to make a new photo of it standing right up? I would love to see it! There is so much to see on it:)

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  22. And your joy is evident in the fun and color results!

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  23. Woww, Is very very beautiful your blog and your work, you are a great artist. congratulations. Kisses from Spain.

    http://redecoratelg.blogspot.com.es/

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  24. Hermosos trabajos llenos de chispa,diversión y talento. Nora eres admirable. Felicitaciones!!!

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  25. Hola Nora :) Muy interesante lo que muestras. Gracias.

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  26. Hi Nora, I am amazed by your use of watercolour, I think it's the most difficult technique of all. Your works are absolutely impressive! I will keep visiting your blog, thank you very much for sharing your art :)

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  27. I love how you just added hits of color to the sketch and you did it across the pages! Nice!!! The waterbrushes get easier to control the more you use them.

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  28. Stunning sketches! Also sad Carla's course is over... till the next one ;) x

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  29. I like this.
    Thanks for the information

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  30. Love your sketch!! you are mega talented

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  31. I love that you drew the sketchbook, too. You definitely need to have a loose style when you use waterbrushes, but I love them because I can just start and stop. They're great for those of us who deal with fatigue by painting or drawing. The tea set looks lovely.

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  32. Thanks for joining my blog! I'm so flattered...
    I joined your blog because your watercolor is so amazing, like your style, also the sketches. Greetings from Finland.

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  33. Love your ink drawings and watercolors. I recently discovered the Koi waterbrushes too, love them. Like you, I too team it with my W & N artist watercolor pocket sized box and a small block and I can keep it in the car.

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