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Sketching Monterey Buildings

sketching Monterey buildings

I spent three days on the Monterey peninsula, and I forgot to bring my sketching supplies along. That turned out to be a good thing, because I discovered a great resource—Imagine art supplies in Pacific Grove.

Here are stages in my sketch of
El Torito, a Mexican Restaurant in Cannery row.

El torito photoMy first strokes, in red aquarelle pencil, didn’t please me, so I used green to fix it. I used this very quick pencil layout to guide my ink drawing, using a Micron 08 for the thin lines and a Faber-Castell B (Brush) pen for the bold black accents. More color was applied.

ElTorito-1

ElTorito-2

 The final sketch has water-brush effects and a few details
created with a uniball Signo opaque white pen.

El torito

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