Sketchbook Watercolor – At the museum

This week in  Jane LaFazio’s online class Sketchbook & Watercolor: On Location we are sketching at the museum.  Our assignment was to use our Tombow pens and draw in some type of museum.  This week, we learned to draw with the Tombow then use a Niji waterbrush to create washy watercolor-like effects.

I went over to the Oakland Museum of California this afternoon for my sketching session. I haven’t been there lately and was delighted by the art in their permanent collection. When I bought my tickets I checked to see if it was okay to draw in the galleries. Turns out it’s okay to draw with pencil, but not with pen. So I drew a sketch of Richard Shaw’s Walking Artist with Sketchbook using pencil and added the ink and water color when I got home. Drawing in the gallery was fun but tiring because I had to stand and hold the sketchbook while drawing.

After I was done, I went outside to the gardens and drew sketches of two sculptures with the Tombow and added some water wash and a bit of watercolor while sitting on the benches.



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