|Day 26 - Stripped Junkyard Car - Daily Sketch Challenge May 2020|
|Day 27 - Spring City Barn - Daily Sketch Challenge May 2020|
Sketching with charcoal is simple enough, but I went larger on this one and with a more involved subject, this one took a while. My reference was a photograph I took in Spring City, a small rural town in Sanpete County, Utah. I liked all the angles provided by the barn shapes and that it was surrounded by the abstract shapes of foliage. I toned the paper with sepia watercolor first, for some reason I really enjoy that warm undertone on charcoal drawings.
For day 28 I decided to grab one of the antique toy trucks from my collection and set it on the kitchen table for a life sketch in pen and watercolor. Every toy truck in my collection is older than me, one by about 30 years. Why have collected these toy trucks? I really don't know, I just think they're cool, back when toys were made to last, out of pressed steel, not junk plastic.
Here's a photo of the mini portable kit I sometimes use for life sketching on location. Included are; a mechanical pencil, two pens (.1 and .05) two Arteza water brushes, Strathmore 5 X 8 sketchbook, a Sakura 24 color watercolor kit and a paper towel. The colors in the Sakura kit are a bit weak but this is a very convenient kit as it fits in a regular fanny pack so it can be taken anywhere.
|Day 28 - Antique Toy Truck - Daily Sketch Challenge May 2020|
|Mini Portable Watercolor Sketching Kit|