Artwork: Zensations Tech Pen, Watercolor and Gouache in a Grey Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook
If you are looking for my review of the Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour sketchbooks, you can find it at Doodlewash. If you are looking for my scribble animal tutorial, you can find it the Zebra Pen Z-Blog.
This is another painting I did from a photo taken at the Black Hammock Gator Farm in Florida. We visited family there just shortly before the lockdowns started.
The airboat rides were rather expensive, and neither my hubby or I was that eager to look for gators, so we wandered around while the rest of group went on the ride. I tried to quickly sketch my niece and her two sons as they disembarked. I thought I’d just do them in silhouette, but realized it would take too long, and my niece’s face was waaaaay to dark. I couldn’t get watercolor to cover it.
Gouache to the rescue! I was able to cover up the mess and repaint something half-way decent. It looks nothing like my niece and doesn’t quite match the feel of the rest of the painting. But Hey! I count it as a victory!
I’m so glad that the Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook was sturdy enough to handle all my fussing.