Wednesday, August 07, 2013

a peek inside my sketchbook- dark backgrounds

My latest class Summer Sketch is well underway (it's not too late to join in) and I had so much fun creating this class! It is 30 days (or 30 posts) of simple, approachable sketching inspiration, techniques and prompts to get you inspired to sketch all summer (or any time of year)! While I cannot give everything away from the class, I did think it would be fun to share a peek into one of my favorite SIMPLE techniques from Summer Sketch.

I get pretty bored drawing on a white page so I like to mix it up and paint my pages with dark color and then draw over the top. I simply paint a light layer of dark acrylic paint (I typically a Strathmore all purpose sketchbook).

Once the pages are dry I use a variety of light colored pens and pencils for drawing. My favorite to use are Sharpie paint pens. I love working with light on dark because it challenges me to tackle even the simplest of subject matter in a creative way!


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