Last Sketch of the DayI had been out sketching the other day and on the way home stopped just on a whim at Rocky Hollow Lake...I was tired and it was time to be home, but I loved the image of these two guys out fishing in the late afternoon...I had time for a quick pencil sketch, surely...
When I got home I splashed in wet-in-wet washes in the far shore and the trees at right, then tried for a narrow edge of clean paper at the bank.
When I laid in the lake wash, I encouraged it to flow down the page with a spritz of clear water. I added spatter while it was still wet, and when it lost its shine scraped through the damp wash for those lighter lines that suggest water. (When you don't have much time, wet-in-wet is a good--if a bit scary--solution...)
After that dried I added more spatter and painted in the men in the boat very simply.
A suggestion of their reflection and a touch of color on the boat on the right, plus my notes and I was done!