This doodlewash is of another place I’ve never visited, but looked cool from the many views I researched for this sketch. It’s the Château Comtal in Carcassone, France which is a large, restored 12th-century hilltop castle in a renowned, medieval walled city.
I really liked the cobblestone street, so I tried to doodle lots of little ovals in the original sketch. I decided to treat the little ovals to pieces of Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Sienna, and French Ultramarine Blue in various washes. It was quick and not too terribly exact, but I think it achieved the cobblestone effect I was liking so well from the actual place.
The burnt grass of summer turned out a little more golden than I had hoped, as it’s sort of a scene stealer in the composition. But with the browns of the castle and walls, it was nice to have some pop of color. I added a little purple to the sky this time, and probably should have wetted a brush to soften the edges there, but I was done doodlewashing, so I stopped, and this is the result!Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in
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