Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mohai and sketching with a twig.

Last Tuesday was the last class for Architecture 415.  We always meet at the Center for Wooden Boats and Mohai.  While waiting for the students to arrive I wanted to sketch trying out the twig I got from Kiah Kiean (Penang, Malaysia) at the Barcelona Urban Sketchers Symposium.  Kiah uses Chinese Ink in a bottle with gauze in it and dips the twig in the gauze.  It works great to keep just enough ink and not enough to spill.  I did not use Chinese ink but used Noodlers Bullet proof in.  The down side of that is that you cannot add water to the ink to smear it.  I will have to look into purchasing Chinese ink.  This sketching tool keeps you loose and gives you calligraphic lines.

Mohai using twig and ink.  Watercolor wash overlay.

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