Morning sketches

With working the nightshift my morning starts at 2:00 pm. Here are my sketches from last “morning”. 🙂

037_2017 Watercolor-Sketches /Marabu Mixed Media 21,0 x 14,8 cm / 8.3 x 5.8 in / Lukas Aquarell 1862

Durch die Nachtschicht beginnt mein Morgen um 14:00. Hier sind meine Skizzen vom letzten “Morgen”. 🙂

038_2017 Watercolor-Sketches /Marabu Mixed Media 21,0 x 14,8 cm / 8.3 x 5.8 in / Lukas Aquarell 1862

9 thoughts on “Morning sketches

  1. So here is my question-
    The perspective on the car is perfect. the brushstrokes incomprehensible although their net effect is perfect. Do you do any preliminary drawing in pencil before you begin to paint? If so how much and where?
    And a second question is- were you looking at the car, painting from a photo, or from your memory?
    your work blows me a way!

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    1. Thanks so much, Holly! In most cases I don´t use preliminary pencil drawings because it always makes paint inside the lines – and that is killing a watercolor. If the motive is complex I sketch it first in my little sketchbook (reserved for pencil sketches). These sketches are pretty rough, not really showing details, but they help me to understand the subject or the scene. Sometimes, when I start to paint, I use the brush for a few helping lines. Here for the car I used some bright orange with a lot of water and painted the contours pretty quick with a Chinese brush. This is always helpful, when I need a realistic perspective. I don´t like to work with photo references and I am not good with it. When I paint it is always from memory. But I spend a lot of time looking through vintage pictures online when I am in the office and there is no chance to paint.

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      1. Yes!! Your style/approach is what i understand and like (note i can’t do it well myself, but i hope to get there soon) I will grab the idea of keeping a pencil only sketchbook and of using a few essential brush strokes to guide me when i paint leaving the pencil out entirely-actually i have tried that and am still experimenting to find which pigments work best to begin the initial sketch-in. Of course, it would help if i could draw. i suppose time will tell.

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