|This is my sketch, using a Hero calligraphy pen nib in a Noodler's body--lightweight and handy for on the spot sketching when you want a larger variety of line weights!|
I happened to have one of the original Noodler's flex pens on hand, so decided to give putting a Hero 86 nib in place instead of the one that came with it. It's my favorite sketching pen now!
You can find more information on how to do that down the page a bit on the Fountain Pen Network. Definitely does NOT fit the Ahab, but it's fine in the Creaper--the original flex pen.
|I was careful to keep the non-essential areas very high key so they wouldn't compete with the building. I painted the white room that extends over the deck with suggestions of blue to suggest shadows.|
|I wanted the trumpet vine's flowers to show up against the green, so I broke out my set of Crayolas--kids' crayons for those who aren't familiar with them. A dot of waxy color here and there would repel the paint...|
|You can see how that worked! I varied the greens, too, flooding in blues and yellows while it was still wet.|
|Raw sienna underwash worked for the areas that weren't painted white--that one room extends over the porches. I let that dry and left some bits of white paper here and there.|
I love this crazy old building...just wish I'd caught it when there was laundry hanging on the impromptu lines and over the railings!