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?


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!

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!