January 7, 2018 at 11:18 am #131068Lisa SandbogeParticipant@lisa-sandboge
Yes I’ve seen her work Sharon, thanks! She’s great! Also, as a Swedish artist she manages to be a “real” urban sketcher even though the weather is crap so many months of the year. It’s amazing! It was awhile since I last checked out her webpage, but I did that just now and I’m really stunned by her work. It’s simple, yet so perfect. Amazing!January 7, 2018 at 9:48 pm #131087Sharon NolfiParticipant@sharonnolfi
Everybody check out the new Group on this site called Urban Sketching, created by Dominik Neuffer.January 8, 2018 at 4:01 pm #131154Sandra StraitParticipant@sandra-strait
Thank you for the heads up, Sharon!January 10, 2018 at 12:22 am #131291
I sketched this yesterday on location. Now I’m defining the basic shapes at home with a large flat brush.
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More detail in a second go.January 10, 2018 at 4:11 pm #131327
The finished sketch. Last step was adding outlines with black ink and white gel pen.
I‘m far from being an expert, but that technique is the one which works faily well atm.May 31, 2018 at 10:48 am #142403Kate PowellParticipant@kate-powell
Sharon I LOVE Nina’s work as well, especially when she steps off the page and adds colors that are not there, just because. Red streets, orange skies…May 5, 2019 at 8:23 am #182702
Currently, to revive this discussion, I start most of the times directly in ink. I use a fountain pen with a fine nib most of the times with Platinum pigment ink. The Platinum carbon black is absolutely waterproof. Only once a few of the pigments came off the page while coloring, I still wonder why – maybe a strange coated area on the paper.
Anyway, I then color it in with my watercolors and as I also add fake black for the darker values – green with indigo, brown mixed with phtalo blue, I use these darks also to refine the outlines. Also I usually add value to the initial ink sketch with diluted indian ink I carry in a waterbrush.May 5, 2019 at 12:12 pm #182723Sandra StraitParticipant@sandra-strait
I love your style, Domink. You always capture the energy and essence of the scene. I think you are probably right about why the pigment comes off the paper sometimes. External sizing can be uneven and since you are working on the paper while wandering, it could be something in the air that settles on the paper, that you don’t even notice.
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