The announcement of Apple’s record quarterly figures this week has brought about a large number pf comparisons with size of small countries – bigger than Greece, nearly as big as Denmark and, quaintly, 3 times the value of Lithuania. My vote goes for a different comparison where a problem caused by a sewage blockage of 6000 tons was clarified by comparison to 2000 hippos. . .
It didn’t start out as a comparison table- I just got bored with waiting for the watercolours to dry so I started on other versions of the same objects . . . the original was this, with water colours and a Copic Fineliner. I’ve been using these Pentel colour brush pens for a while,,but this time I used Koh-i-Noor pans.
The idea was to draw/sketch larger – so from a Moleskine to a sheet bigger than A3 –unfortunately the image only sort of doubled in size…..
So I started this whilst the first -‘coat’ was drying. This was done Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens, for the colour and Copic for the black outline.
Well as I said– I thought I’d try acrylic as the final possible solution – – the colours are much closer to the russet red and green than the previous effort. but I’m still not wild about it . . . . . but it was a good exercise in seeing what can be done mixing different media . . . . . all good experience- but a quick sketch? definitely not . . .
When I first start keeping a journal in 2003– i was ‘nervous’ about making mistakes– so I vowed I’d never tear a page out, for example. Now that my blog is essentially based on the journals, I’m posting this to prove to myself that I’m not afraid to share mistakes too! Ridiculous I know….
This was an attempt to try watercolour pencils again— it was wishy-washy- so I tried to add some colour with a Pentel colour water brush – – but it put SO much colour on I couldn’t lift it off… the end result was deeply disappointing. However I may not give up entirely on this– I might try acrylic on top….. well, why not?