|Mohai using twig and ink. Watercolor wash overlay.|
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.