Monday, May 21, 2012

Another Racehorse

"Mark" - watercolor and pen & ink sketch
in a Stillman & Birn Gamma sketchbook.

This gentleman’s barn name is “Mark.” He is a big, handsome, 3-year-old Thoroughbred colt. Mark is a dark chestnut color and I decided to prepare the paper in shades of color that would simply suggest his color. I added the drawing in sepia ink after the initial color was dry. As the ink (Diamine Sepia) was not waterproof, after inking I only added a wee bit more color on top in dry watercolor pencil.

I’m pretty pleased with this one. The overall color is light but still suggests Mark’s color. :-)

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