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



  • 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