Mmm perhaps Ratatouille?

David Allen

This was intended as a 30 minute sketch of a still life using a newly purchased Dotspen. However, it may have been a good idea to practice with the Dotspen first.. So after about 10 minutes I had sketched the outlines and put in some shading but it hadn’t quite turned out as I’d envisaged it would. Fortunately I had some Derwent Inktense pencils at hand so rather than just give up I added a bit of colour. With a couple of minutes to go the background was looking streaky and so I quickly mixed some Cadmium Red gouache and applied a quick wash which I finished just as the timer alarm sounded..
Dotspen, Derwent Inktense pencils and & D&R cadmium red gouache in my sketch book.

  • Media: Mixed Media
  • Subject: Still Life
  • Size: 20cm x 11cm

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