Friday, October 15, 2010

Hazy skyline: Doha

A little watercolour experiment from a photo I took at the beginning of the month. It was a hazy, dusty, humid day and I did this sketch on site and everything was very flat blue. I'd wanted to try some of the things I learnt on the Ken Kempley workshop and it seemed a perfect subject matter.

Learning points: I need heavier watercolour paper to layer properly as we were shown then. Also, the foreground is too bland and doesn't draw you into the picture. Oh well, I'm happy with how productive today has been, even if not it hasn't been totally successful.

5 comments:

  1. I love the hazy buildings in the distance. And there is nothing wrong in the foreground that can't be fixed with one more wash! I'm really enjoying your watercolour sketches :0)

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  2. Mi sembra che il risultato sia buono e che stia dentro il mondo degli sketch ... on fit ... Good!

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  3. I added another wash to the sea Sandra. Looks worse now. A learning moment.

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  4. you need to use paper with at least 200 grams . the watercolor moleskine notebook paper is very good. I only use it, although is quite expensive.

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  5. Thxs Omar. This is something I did at home so isn't in a sketchbook. I will buy heavier paper next time.

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