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Animal Sketches at the Sac Zoo

Animal Sketches at the Sac Zoo

For Mother’s Day, all I wanted was to go to the Sacramento Zoo and draw animals. I used a technique I learned 14 years ago from a workshop at the same zoo given by artist Robert Dvorak. I started with a Bic Grip gel pen (black fine point). Then I used a waterbrush to wash the water-soluble ink into the dark or shaded areas. I really like this effect. Stillman and Birn Zeta sketchbook.

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Sktchy portrait: Woman with Patterned Blouse, with Video

Sktchy portrait: Woman with Patterned Blouse
Sktchy portrait: Woman with Patterned Blouse

I began with a rough sketch in orange Prismacolor. Then I drew the major contours in Micron black brush pen. Finally, I drew the fine contours and shading with a 03 black Micron pen. This one took a couple of hours. 6”x6”. People Drawing People kourse at @sketchbookskool, model found on the @sktchyapp.

In this video, I am working on the shading with hatching lines: