I just finished a new online class, Dynamic Detail in Pen, Ink & Watercolor Steven Reddy is a wonderful teacher, and the Craftsy platform is great.
The class teaches contour drawing, and creating depth with grisaille, a grey ink wash. Watercolors and finishing touches are then added to the drawing.
Here are the various stages of my drawing, so you can see how easy it is:
Three Grisaille Layers
Needless to say there are all kinds of new ideas and questions rattling around in this brain of mine:
- Size: I worked larger than I usually do - do I like this?
- Paper: Do I need another journal? (LOL)
- How can I apply this ancient technique to other media, like pencil crayons?