More persimmon on my desk. So much to love in this shot: the little persimmon piece was sketched as Paul Wang and I played with ideas for new Sketching PlayLab sessions in Jan 2021. The brush is a favorite from Rosemary and Co. And the bowl from Goldenberg Designs is a new addition to my desk. I love it’s soft teal glaze and little indents to hold my brushes.
This next sketch is made in a weekly family drawing session. I sketched what was on my desk: Walter the skull sits on a plate handmade by my sister, besides a bottle of Elmer’s glue, my empty chai cup and a persimmon. A small binder clip in the foreground and a bottle of DeAtramentis Document ink peeking through in the back finish the piece. That turquoise ink is Liquitex Turquoise Deep. I am working through all the little sample inks on my desk and finding some real treasures I may need to restock. This is acrylic ink, so it wouldn’t be a good idea to fill it in your pens but it works well with a dip pen.
For this last piece I put away my inks and paint and just used colored pencils. 3 primaries and a sepia pencil to get to my darks quickly. This is inspired by a sketch from Matthew Brehm in my new book. Matt layers his colors much more patiently than I do, and even in a smoother layering he gets that vibrating color I found so interesting. So I gave it a try here.
You might be tired of all the persimmon sketches, but I’m just getting started, so there will be more coming for sure.