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Since I have some free time on my hands and also the weather today was surprisingly encouraging, I went to do some outdoor watercolour sketching.  I wanted to practice painting trees, which I think are my weak point (when painting in watercolours) so I went to the Korakuen Japanese garden. This time, I first drew pencil lines then used my portable watercolours set. I added some details and lines using pastels back at home.

Technical stuff:

  • Medium: Cotman Watercolour paper B5 Medium 270g/m
  • Lines: 4B and B mitsu-bishi pencil
  • Colours: My Winsor&Newton, Schmincke 24 colours watercolour set and pastels

ちょっと時間が空いて天気も良かったので、外へスケッチしに行きました。透明水彩で木を描くのは僕的に一番難しいので、練習のために今日は小石川後楽園を選びました。今回はしっかりした鉛筆線画の上に水彩で着色をして、パステル鉛筆で細かいディティールをたしました。

ツール詳細

  • 紙: コットマンスケッチパッド 中目 270g/m B5サイズ
  • 線: B4とBの鉛筆
  • 色: 水彩とパステル
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I recently got a small set of  Japanese hi-pigment watercolours - 12 colours box made by Kuretake. This particular set is a selection of typically Japanese colours. I decided to test this set painting a scene based on a photo from a Japanese garden I visited recently. I was very positively surprised by the quality of the paints and will talk more about them in a video of the painting process. (I will upload it shortly when I find some time to edit it.)

Technical stuff:

  • Medium: Cotman Watercolour paper B5 Medium 270g/m
  • Colours: Kuretake Gansai 12 colour Japanese watercolours set

もらった「呉竹フィス顔彩の水彩セット」を試すのために描いてみた、小石川後楽園の風景です。12色だけの小さなセットなのに日本らしい色がピックアップされていて、使いやすくてびっくりしました。メイキング動画も録画しましたので編集したらアップします。

ツール詳細

  • 紙: コットマンスケッチパッド 中目 270g/m B5サイズ  
  • 色: 呉竹フィス顔彩12色セット

Kyushu - Japan

Kyushu is the third largest island in Japan, and is known for its lush green gardens, and thermal hot springs. Home to a chain of volcanoes, including Japan’s most active volcano, Mt Aso, Kyushu is sometimes referred to as “Land Of Fire”. 

The island has six national parks, and numerous Japanese gardens all around the island, that feature vibrant colours and unique shapes.