Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Altoids paint kit 3 "The brush"

It took forever to find this little brush, but Liz at Wet Paint came through for me. And now they carry them! Thanks!

"Koi water brush". I don't really see a model but the numbers "xqr" and the numbers 38552 and 4ml large are on the pack. These come in three sizes but I have only played with the medium.

I love it and Perfect for what they do and the size, but my critique is they are a lot harder to squeeze and don't have the water control of the larger sizes. Easy trade off for portability, but planned sketch day would benefit from the larger brushes. The water cartridge travels really well, but be warned it doesn't hold a ton.

Now with my Altoid kit and a rubber band holding a paper towel I have had a blast being able to paint with (almost) as much portability as a pencil (almost, but certainly more colorful)

A weekends worth of sketching

Nothing special about the weekend except I really felt like sketching and had my small kit with me.

 A quick sketch at Sporty's Bar (A dive bar of epic proportion in a good way) waiting for a friend to show up. Given this was done in poor lighting I think it came out ok. Mostly practicing people and watercolor with a prelim sketch.

Before church drawing my son in the Westminster Library and people in the coffee shop. My people are actually starting to look like the people. 

In the NE Coffee Shop we all three went hung out for a while and I did a rough abstract of the flowers at the table.

Later that day, painting while Leo played in the park. Once again, trying to draw more with paint, although I did do a light sketch of the major parts and proportions. I simply ran out of time on this one. It was fun and I have decided for an architect, I don't sketch enough houses and buildings.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Altoids paint kit part 2

Part two,... I realized I didn't show the actual kit itself. Plus proving it is so simple a 4 year old really enjoys it!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Practicing faces and figures

Triple duty here. Practicing faces based on a proportional study I found. Making use if the Anthropology magazine we get (and do store drawings for). Plus, getting used to my pentel pocket brush.