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Virtual Sketchcrawl 3 alternative drawing materials

1 month ago   |   By Urban Sketchers Portland

For today's challenge of using alternative drawing materials, I decided to use those old discarded school supplies, the crayola markers I've saved up year after year. I have a lot of these since I have 3 kids. The nearly dried out ones created a lighter tone and different texture. This is a view from my deck. Our chairs are all mismatched. Nothing but last years twig in the clay planter.
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Virtual sketchcrawl - new media

Virtual sketchcrawl - new media

1 month ago   |   By Urban Sketchers Portland

I'd bought a cheap kid's set of watercolor pencils, months ago, at Freddy's, but had never tried them. So, with today's theme of trying a different media than you usually use, I dragged them out.

Obviously, I couldn't sketch the pencils themselves, not in their true colors at least, so I let other pencils stand in. And the highlights didn't work very well. There was a white pencil in the box, but, wet or dry, it didn't seem to end up in the drawing.
For my second sketch, I dragged everything outside, and huddled under my eaves to do one of the dogwood blossoms. To make the white stand...
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Virtual Sketchcrawl 3- different medium

Virtual Sketchcrawl 3- different medium

1 month ago   |   By Urban Sketchers Portland

I may have complicated my journey here by choosing too many new materials....I have used; Powdered Graphite, a Caran D'Arche felt tip waterbrush and a Faber Castell 'Noblot Ink Pencil'(that comes out blue when water is applied)
This was challenging because it was so different have what I have been doing with my sketching currently.
With Faber Castell Noblot Ink Pencil and Powdered Graphite with The Caran D'Arche felt tip waterbrush
Powdered Graphite with brush
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Virtual Sketchcrawl 3- New materials

Virtual Sketchcrawl 3- New materials

1 month ago   |   By Urban Sketchers Portland

Looking around my studio, I discovered many items I have not tried. Many I inherited from my friend Joan. I intended to use her Progresso woodless colored pencils and water color crayons, but at the last minute I ending up using a small set of Holbein watercolors. I thought I would do a light wash then add pencil. Two hours went by with only a few Progresso strokes...Oh well...The colors were not my normal colors. I have not used watercolor in a long time...
I have been busy with all sorts of other new materials in my Wild Garden Books: Charcoal, Artgraf water soluble graphite, kneaded and...
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