Sketch and Paint Puddle Time

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Isn't rain cozy? Here is a rain-inspired free sketch I finished. It is watercolor and pencil on 140 lb hot-press. Still wondering what her name is, maybe Cleo, or Constance or Willa Jane. I discovered I LOVE hot press paper. It just holds wash lines and bleeds where the pigment blooms so well, no fading. Anyhow, I hope everyone is enjoying the rainy days one way or another, while we wait for the new season. How do you spend a rainy day?

4 comments:

oMi B! said...

hello julia! you among many others have inspired me to start my own bloggage. i look forward to keeping up with yours. take care.

oMi B!

blogfrog said...

hiya, julia! she's got the best wellies on i have ever seen. effortless and wonderful. i've become a teeny fan of your blog...just started one myself this month in between work. seems to be a nice place to drop some visual thinking. so, whose hotpress sheet do you sketch on? i'm a big fan of arches sheet. 20 for 33 smackers. not too horrible for fashionably starving artists! :)

Julia said...

dear blogfrog,

i'm glad you liked her wellies.
the paper i tend to use is also arches, hot press.

thank you and good luck on your blog!
-jd

esillustration said...

this is so nice!! it makes me want to go out and get a pair of rain boots!

on a rainy day i like to go to a coffee shop, drink a nice cup of black coffee, and draw in my sketch book

either that, or i maybe watch a good flick!

:-)