Tonight my drawing class met downtown Jackson to practice our perspective drawing and draw some buildings, cityscapes or whatever…but only one of my students showed up. We enjoyed drawing. I don’t feel like I did a lot of instruction, but hopefully he will forgive me for that. So this is what I drew: The fountain is in a small park in the center of downtown. I used a white jellyroll glaze pen for the fountain and water. If you have never used these, the ink dries to a slick shine and looks raised a bit. The bad thing about them is they take a while to dry…but using them outside, it dried by the time I was ready to do my watercolor over the top. It worked like a resist. (An idea that someone on my Artist Journals2 group had mentioned about these pens – Thanks!) The second drawing I tried to do more as a contour – no shading with my rapidograph pen. I tried to get in as much of the detail as I could…but I did leave a few things out. I am pretty satisfied with it except that for some reason tonight I could not draw a straight line!
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