Fun sketch using Daniel Smith watercolour paints directly into a handmade mini sketchbook with Saunders and Waterford cold press 90lb paper.
In this video I show you how I fill my travel watercolour palettes with tube paints. The paints of choice for this palette are all Daniel Smith Watercolors:
Hansa Yellow Medium
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Green Apatite Genuine
French Ultramarine Blue
Grey Mixture of French Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna
The palette I am using is a Cotman Pocket Sketcher palette that I bought from Ken Bromley’s Art Supplies in the UK who ship worldwide.
When time is of the essence, a quick sketch with a thick pigment brush pen is a great way to document reportage-style. The varied brush strokes give it a painterly look. The permanent ink also lends itself to being washed over with watercolour at a later stage. The trick to using the Pentel Pigment Ink Brush Pen – Extra Fine is to prime it a little by squeezing the barrel to get the ink flowing and make a nice point with the bristles. It has a tendency to get dry when not in use and the bristles splay. A juicy flowing pen helps with the speed of the sketch and gives you the ability to get a very fine line with the pointed tip. Holding the pen far away from the tip creates a calligraphy-type stroke with lots of fluid and lively movement.