pencil and paper

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July 11 2017

Five months ago study buddy and I got together officially :’)

Here’s my attempt at a flat lay bc I love my stationery but haven’t put it to any use as I am still having a lazy summer…

Ellee

Unfortunately, while the cherries were in bloom in Tokyo either I was busy, or it was raining so I could not paint outside. I took some photos of the sakura near my house to paint later and this is the result.

This painting was done on a watercolour paper sample we got while shopping in Sekaido art supplies store in Shinjuku. I wanted to try something a little bit different than usual: I first did a pencil sketch, then painted the picture using my Schmincke watercolours. When I was done with the colours the pencil lines where almost invisible so to add details and depth I used some white opaque paint and Conté pencil charcoal

PS. I was pleased with the quality of the CANSON paper. It matched my style of painting quite well and put up with the masking tape, paints, pencil and charcoal very well.

Technical stuff:

  • Medium: CANSON Heritage 300g/m cold pressed cotton paper
  • Sketch:  Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni pencil 2B
  • Colours: My Schmincke 48 colors watercolours set
  • Black lines: Conté à paris PIERRE NOIRE B and 3B

今年は桜を外で描けなくて残念でしたが、近所にある神田川の桜を撮って参考に描きました。

このまえ新宿の世界堂で水彩の買い物をしたらCANSON HERITAGE水彩紙のサンプルをもらえたので、試しとしていつもとちょっと違う描き方で桜を描いてみました。最初の鉛筆線画をスキャンせず、そのまま水彩を塗って、最終的に白い不透明な絵の具とピエール ノアール鉛筆ででティールを増やしてます。これでちょっと奥行き感を作って、絵がまとまりました。

PS:試した水彩紙よかったです

ツール詳細 

  • 紙:CANSON Heritage 中目 水彩紙 300g  
  • 下描き Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni 鉛筆  2B 
  • 着色:48色のシュミンケ水彩セット 
  • 黒線:コンテ・ア・パリ  ピエール ノアール鉛筆 (硬度:Bと3B)