Sketchblog Archive for Categories: Studies

Some on location watercolor speedpaints while I was in Zhaoqing visiting family.

Most of these are quite a bit off since I was working pretty fast (30-45 minutes each) and couldn’t look both down at the paper and up at the scene at the same time. The bridge painting is also only half finished because I got rained on working on it, but I kinda like how it turned out anyway.

Also, I’m not used to painting outside in 100 F and max humidity…. it’s hard to paint when paint doesn’t dry. :’)

Tools: Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor travel set, (also squeezed in a bit of Daniel Smith Payne’s Gray before I left since the set doesn’t have a grey) Yasutomo Niji water brushes, some 03 tech penrandom flat brush, Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor paper in 5.5″ x 8.5″.

Googled “ballroom dancing” for refs. Then changed to “gay ballroom dancing” because I got tired of trying to guess where legs were under dresses. Then realized that that’s what I should have just googled in the first place since there’s only gonna be two people I ever wanna draw dancing anyway.