Sketching challenge: going in the negative way
Sketching challenge: I challenge my self in sketching like drawing in negative.
Instead of drawing on white paper and going to make shadows with black or darkening, I have to make some sketching like lithography, so going with white instead of black or grey for the shadowing.
The reason? I don’t know, but I think it can improve my not impressive skills. Even so it’s so funny and reminds me when, in another life, I was a pro photographer, and I developed the skill to look the pictures most of time in negative before printing, black and white fine art mostly, so maybe it’s just a remember going again.
Although it’s not that easy to me I had a lot of fun and I think I will repeat this exercise. Just a side note, in almost every pad that I have I do make a layering of color (acrylics, gouache, drawing ink, whatever) randomly in the pages. So from time to time they appears and so the challenge.
So I choose to sketch the things next to me first, and to complicate more I choose a shiny metallic surface (sigh) so here it is the sketching of the water boiler. I tried also to draw my self and some reflections on the sketching.
This time for the background I chosed Winsor & Newton drawing Inks and for drawing I used the white Sakura Gelly Roll first and then also the white Stabilo All China Marker so to deepen and further improving the shadowing.
So now I need to relax, and so it’s the time to make some good “normal” sketching on dark backgrounds. This time I used the tools as before and plus my faithful Pentel Brush Pen.
And I felt more relaxed mixing all the ingredients again.
Hope you like them as I had a lot of fun.
Ps: don’t try to understand the notes, they are there just liberally… 🙂