Kids on the field (11 Jun 2014)

It's a hot day at the Singapore Botanic Gardens today. Sketching from 12-2pm did not help.

There was a bunch of kids at the Singapore Botanic Gardens today. They are really tiny compared to the scale of the place which I was trying to convey.

This sketch was drawn on the Fabriano Artistico 300GSM watercolour paper that I'm now trying. I really love the paper. It's the coldpress surface has a nice grain texture on it. Works well with pen and ink, and the 100% is not too dry, absorbs water well. The white surface also brings out the colours. Expect a more detailed review when I finish the 20-piece pad.

I'm still using Kremer Pigments and the colours are Perm Yellow Medium, Irgazine Ruby Red, Cobalt Blue Deep, Phthalo Green Dark and Raw Sienna.

I'm loving the Cobalt Blue Deep and Raw Sienna mixture which gives a nice neutral, but the mixture can't go very dark. The dark darks are from two powerful staining colours Ruby Red and Phthalo Green.

On hindsight, I should have mixed the yellow with a bit more blue. The yellow seems out of place now.

Availability for Fabriano Artistico: | Jackson's Art Supplies (UK)


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