I do not really understand what is happening but I have been trying to paint without filling in the lines with ink first, to no avail… and since the snow has arrived, suddenly, I can. Because of this my drawings are much looser and less precise, but I was scared to paint without the safety of the ink lines. I first sketched the outlines with a 2B pencil (including the shadows) and then I chose my colour theme (Cobalt blue, Alizarin crimson and Cadmium yellow pale) and started painting the main tree trunk. Once I was finished, I found that my drawing was not detailed enough so I went over the painting with a Pilot Flexi Grip Fountain Pen EF filled with Noodlers Lexington Grey ink to add a bit more detail. So here it is…
L’échelle pour monter et réparer notre satellite ou pour enlever la neige, comme aujourd’hui.
Paper: Larolan Watercolour Sketchbook
Watercolours: Winsor & Newton and Daniel Smith
Colors: Cobalt blue, Camium Yellow Pale and Alizarin Crimson
Pen: Pilot Flexi Grip Fountain Pen EF
Ink: Noodlers Lexington Grey