Here’s another doodlewash view of the Urban Graffiti I posted a couple days ago by Philippe. He chose to show us the other side of the building which has a totally different kind of graffiti painted by Mother Nature (a badass graffiti artist in her own right if you think about it).
Love the softer touch of this view and the sky is just really darn cool! Philippe used his new Escoda VERSÀTIL Brushes for this one (12 Round, 6 Round, and a 2 Rigger). Philippe prefers to sketch in pencil and then go straight to watercolor, so the power lines in this painting are not ink lines, but were actually created using full strength M. Graham Neutral Tint and his Rigger brush.
We really liked this exercise as the paintings are so incredibly different even though we were essentially doodlewashing the same subject. Not sure what it says about us that I chose the fully urban alley and he opted for the softer touch of greenery.
Directly to your right, across the street, is Mildred’s which was our first attempt at this (here and here). For each of these, I stuck with my tiny Art Plus Moleskine and Philippe painted much larger on 7×10″ Arches paper. With a larger surface to cover his took a bit longer to complete, but not by much, as it was still done in around an hour.
I’ve heard it said that couples that doodlewash together, stay together. Actually, I’ve never heard that said, but I’m prone to making things up when I’m not sure what to write next. But it should be said. And if you have another person in your house who might like to paint the same thing with you, try a little double doodlewash yourself! You’ll be glad you did!
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