Some Street In France

Tried to doodlewash a quick and crazy sketch I did for #DrawingAugust. I say quick and crazy because I decided to just try to go quickly and not focus on the perspective so much in the initial sketch. I didn’t actually care for the sketch much so I just attacked it with watercolor to see what would happen. This is what happened.

Not sure how I feel about his one. It’s certainly very different than the other doodlewashes I’ve made recently and I apparently decided to use just about every color in my palette. I used a few different references and changed quite a bit of the color from the main reference photo, so the only thing I’m sure of is that we’re still in France.

Still trying to figure out how to handle complex street scenes, and don’t think I’m close to developing a definitive style. At this point, I’m just trying a lot of different things to see what happens next. If there’s something I rather like, I’ll keep that idea or style for the next doodlewash. If there’s something I hate, I’ll ditch it and try something different the next time. I’ve always wanted to develop a signature style, but for now, I’ll just wrecklessly and happily doodlewash some street in France.

Posted by:Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash)

Creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world!

11 replies on “Some Street In France

      1. It’s something watercolor purists often avoid…hehe…but hacks like me use to save me from myself. 😉 It’s essentially opaque white watercolor paint, that can be used to add back in to add highlights in dark areas where the paper white has been covered.


      1. Aw thank you. If I want to try guest doodlewash, would you be interested?
        I’ve never done this, so just wanna ask first before starting anything haha.
        No pressure!


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