Early Morning Mushrooms

Early Morning Mushrooms (Inktense Watercolour Pencils)

Early Morning Mushrooms (Inktense Watercolour Pencils)

I’m trying to get back in the habit of practising and last night I ‘fooled’ my brain into a little session by sketching while watching telly. Using the Inktense Watercolour pencils I got for Christmas I found an easy image of mushrooms on PaintmyPhoto and had a play. I haven’t spent much time experimenting with them yet, so it was fun to just mess around.

The sketchbook wasn’t proper watercolour paper, so no real washes – the water just sat, or soaked through to the next page. However, it was very satisfying and therapeutic anyway.

The colours that come in the tin of 24 pencils are perhaps a little harsh, but with the right treatment (and paper) I think they’ll be great. I was also using some clever synthetic brushes that hold water in the barrel of the handle. These are great for travelling or painting outdoors as you won’t need to carry a water pot.

Looking forward to the rest of the week, it seems it’s going to be a bit cooler for a few days, thank goodness. Time to clear the decks and see if I can make some brush strokes of real watercolour wander across a page again!