Earth and Graphite Sketches 3

EG Sketch 17

I’ve been so busy with many unexpected things, but here’s some more sketches from the past week. Besides these there’s a painting that I’ve been working on sketches for and some other sketches, but that’ll have to wait until next week.

Earth and Graphite Sketches 2

EG Sketch 8

Again I used pozzuoli red and graphite watercolors. In the 6th and 7th I also used a little mars yellow, and in the 8th and 9th I added zinc white into the graphite in a few places to get a bluish grey. The 6th, 7th, and 8th are copies of paintings by Thomas Girtin, Charles-François Daubigny, and David Cox.

I was thinking I’d post sketches like this on a regular schedule, using various earth and graphite watercolors. You hardly ever see graphite watercolor being used, and I think only one or two brands even make it, but I’m really starting to like how it looks and works.

Earth and Graphite Sketches 1

BR Sketch 1

Here’s a few sketches that I made with graphite watercolor paint from Daniel Smith and some red ochre watercolor that I made myself. These are just painted in a regular sketchbook, not watercolor paper, so the paper can’t be worked very much before it starts to tear. I like how these came out, so I’m planning on doing a lot more.

I was going to post a painting last week, trying out a different style, but after it was done I didn’t really like it. When I started to redo it though I got sick, so that’s why it’s been so long since the last post. 🙂