pen-and-ink has been my style in sketching since college. although i have tried using chalk pastels and colored pencils+markers in some of my plates and other works, i still prefer to create monochrome drawings.
as i remember in one of my subjects in college, we were compelled to submit a watercolor drawing. it was a struggle for me then to use a watercolor; i got a not-so-bad constructive criticism from my professor. from then on, i did not attempt to create watercolor drawings but instead focus on my forte [the monochrome pen-and-ink].
until such time that i became a part of the Urban Sketchers Philippines and i met my co-sketchers who are great watercolor artists. it's nice to know that each of us has unique styles in interpreting our live sketches.
i was encouraged to use watercolor -- i think it's time to make a transition, do some new things which can help me improve as a sketch artist. why not give it a try :)
|my first attempt [it's been almost seven years since i last use watercolor for my drawing]|
|during coffee break at the office [another attempt at watercolor]|
|did some outdoor practice [live sketch using watercolor]|
|after several attempts, BIG thanks to my co-sketchers who helped me REcall the basics of watercolor [i think, i got the right brush strokes then ahaha]|