Last week I went over to Hitchin to meet with some fellow artists, which was an amazingly fun intermission from my usual lifestyle of eating biscuits around the house. I also managed to knock out this watercolour above, and I wanted to put it up while it was still fresh, and because my next post is going to be huuuuge so I have been avoiding doing it.
A little about the above sketch; I brought a Moleskine watercolour book a few months ago, and have been doing my watercolours in that for a while. I’m not sure I would recommend it, because the paper isn’t actually that great for wet media – in some ways, it’s sort of like a facsimile of watercolour paper (it’s slightly textured and it’s got a bit of absorbency) but it’s not quite there.
I started out the sketch in the bottom left corner, on a very crowded street, and put in the morlock-like people before trying to get the buildings in. Hitchin has this very pretty town square, and I try to do a few quick sketches whenever I go there, usually from the outdoors coffee place on the other side of the cafe. The colours have come out a bit lurid owing to the scanner I use, which means I’m almost proud of those trees if it wasn’t for the acid-green tops of them.