Monday, October 08, 2007

Useful art materials for sketching

Sunday morning in Mirepoix - without the people!
coloured pencil on Canson Mi Teintes

copyright Katherine Tyrrell

This is a summary of posts on my other blog "Making A Mark" that comment on and contain useful materials for sketching. I mainly use coloured pencils (artist quality and watercolour) and pen and ink.

Sketchbooks, supports and other useful kit
I will update this thread as and when new threads are produced so that it acts as a summary which can be bookmarked.

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[Updated: 11.10.07]

Note: The sketch is of one side of the square in the thirteenth century bastide town of Mirepoix - which lies half way between Carcassonne and Foix in south west France. The centre of town comprises an arcaded market square which is one of the most attractive in the whole of France.
The square is bordered by houses dating from between the thirteenth and the fifteenth centuries, and a relatively harmonious modern halle on one side, but its highlight is the medieval Maison des Consuls (council house), whose arcaded rafters are carved with hundreds of unique portrayals of animals, monsters, and caricatures of medieval social groups and professions, as well as ethnic groups from across the world.
In the time available I had the option of getting the architecture done or adding in people and only getting half of it done - guess which won! This was sketched from a cafe table at one end of the square.


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful sketch!! I walk a lot, in a lot of places, and I would so much like to be able to capture on paper what I see, the way you do.


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