|The prow of the red Lighthouse Ship at Trinity Buoy Wharf|
- next to where the River Lea enters the River Thames
- with the Emirates Cable Cars in the background
The above sketch was done from inside Fatboys Diner - while Suzanne du Toit and James Hobbs sat the other side of the table. It was drizzling outside and a number of us took refuge inside the Diner!
|Suzanne du Toit and James Hobbs sketching opposite me in Fatboys Diner|
This was the result - it's sadly unfinished due to the drizzle which started. I can cope with drizzle and have sat and sketched under an umbrella before now while using ordinary coloured pencils - but it's a bit fatal with watercolour pencils - they have a very unpredictable impact!
|Fatboys Diner and the big red lightship - at Trinity Buoy Wharf|
- I've used water on the red on the diner
- but the rest of the sketch is watercolour pencils untouched by water
Two things I learned:
- the Albrecht Durers work well with the Zeta Sketchbook when dry
- when the pencils are wetted, the saturation of colour is very good.
I need to try them again on a subject where there is more scope for colour mixing on the paper.