:: Grungy Tree for Amelia ::

“The world is a better place to live in because it contains human beings who will give up ease and security and stake their own lives in order to do what they themselves think worth doing.”
— Requiem for Amelia: Walter Lippmann on What Makes a Hero and the True Measure of the Human Spirit

I love Moleskine Sketchbooks as they are great with line drawings… be it with Pigma Micron Pens or Fountain Pens…. and they are not made for watercolour washes and paints. However, some artists love the look that they give as you have to scrub the watercolour paints into the paper and this gives the paintings a grungy look. Will Freeborn is one of these artists — LINK –. Here is a drawing that I did while I was out drawing with my students on the lawn, under the canopy of two huge pine & chestnut trees. Quite cool -)

So here is one of my versions that I did a few years back too — LINK –. If you like these type of watercolour sketches, you might like purchasing a Moleskine Sketchbook.

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook large
Fountain Pen: Platinum Desk
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: John Abbott College with my students.

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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2 Responses to :: Grungy Tree for Amelia ::

  1. iI enjoy your posts-thank you. And, I also do “grungy” watercolors in my moleskine notebooks. ts kind of neat to have the watercolor sink in the way it does. One can work faster.
    Holly

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