Sketching in Laurie Wigham’s neighborhood in San Francisoc, Bernal Heights. I love the sloping streets, the hills , the coffee shops and the lovely houses. Here are some sketches from the day.
My first couple of sketches are at Progressive Grounds over coffee and a bagel.
I’ve painted at this exact location before… no pen lines then, just watercolor on paper in a workshop with Tom Hoffmann. You can see the paintings here.
This next spot was where we did our final pieces in that same workshop. Here I was again at the same spot…but this time I did two sketches in water soluble graphite.
It’s interesting to draw places I’ve drawn before. And with locations as interesting as these, there’s always new ways to see them, and new problems to solve.
I like that water soluble graphite. Is that the same one we received in Chicago?
no, this comes in a tin, you use it with a brush… It’s more painterly in what you can do with it. this one: https://www.amazon.com/Artgraf-Watercolor-Graphite-In-Tin/dp/B006ZAVT9A
And then I used watersoluble graphite in a pencil form too: https://www.amazon.com/Sketch-Wash-Pencils-2-Pkg/dp/B004OKVZMY/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1506648767&sr=8-5&keywords=water+soluble+graphite+pencil
I thought it looked different. I have seen this at my art store. They have it in Ochre and Burnt Sienna as well. Now I have something new I have to try. Why did you do this?? : )
These are beautiful Suhita….. you should create a portfolio now…..
I especially like the vivid direct watercolor landscape. It is so fresh and lovely. I’ve been challenging myself lately to work without sketching first. You have it mastered.
Working with water soluble graphite intrigues me. I’d like to try that myself. They are beautiful, each one.
Thank you for sharing.
I always like how your sketches look as if they are still wet – that’s hard to achieve but you do it well.