I am tickled pink to be headed to Italy tomorrow to help with a sketching class taught by one of my art heroes, Ken O'Connell. We will spend the first couple of days in Rome, and then two weeks in the Terni area at La Romita, with side trips out to several different small hill towns to sketch. This is one of those bucket list items for me--can it get any better?
I sketched the crabapple blossoms with a Copic W2 Original marker. Ken has been encouraging me to try sketching with a marker or multiliner rather than my tool of choice, a pencil. I chose a light value, warm-toned marker knowing that I could always cover a bad line if I really needed to. I can still see the original circles that I started building the larger blossoms with, but if I just fill in some color, I think those lines won't be distracting.
As you can see, I'm not finished yet. It's a sketch in progress. (Is it my schedule or a touch of ADD? Who knows?)
Want to know my BIGGEST challenge for the sketch class in Italy? Working with a really limited palette. I think Ken suggested twelve colors. Then I picked another twelve. But I still had no oranges, no purples, and precious few blues. So, I'm up to thirty-six now. (Shhh! Don't tell.) I will still be missing my other 322 markers, so it's quite a limited palette, in my opinion. ;-) I'm taking watercolors too. Now there's another challenge. . .
Thanks for visiting--ciao!