Quick sketch - Waterfall

Quick sketch - Waterfall

Well, it looks like you are coming back to from healthwise? Lovely drawing.

Thanks Gudrun. Yes, it is going better and better.

I love this painting. I draw with waterproof ink myself but you have got me interested in soluble ink.

Thank you for your positive comment, Brian. Be aware that watersoluble ink is NOT lightfast. It can't be used for work that you want to frame and display. I use it for sketches to keep in a map and for try-outs.

Keep painting.you are a natural...

All worked fine Mia, an impressive sketch. I love line and wash and quite often use an ordinary black ball-point pen before the washes.

Great detailed line work and colour and great picture Mia.

What a delightful lively drawing Mia.

Thank you all so very much for your positive comments. I do appreciate.

Brilliant sketch Mia, a very lovely scene.

A lovely pen and wash Mia, beautiful bright colours

Superb Mia, you are the Queen of pen and wash!

Always love your clean fresh style of painting. :)

Thanks a lot, Margaret, David, Fiona and Kirstie. I am very grateful.

I was going to say that watersoluble ink isn't lightfast but see that you already know! it does create some lovely effects though doesn't it and your sketch is super Mia.

It gives beautiful tone to your sketch Mia, looks great to me.

Thank you Louise and Carole. Yes, Louise, I love to draw with those Stabilo markers, they are so plaisant to work with. Such a pitty that they are not lightfast. But because I am just starting drawing and painting on a regular basis again, I don't really care. I am just enjoying myself and it is on cartridge paper, not meant to be framed and displayed. Only for fun, no stress! :) :) :) Mia

Absolutely delightful Mia and the ink hasn't darkened it too much at all. Lovely washes.

Thank you very much Satu. I appreciate!

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After giving a wash with clear water to the drawing with watersoluble ink, I thought that there was not enough difference between the rocks and the water. So I gave it a second wash with watercolour. I don't think that the greyish wash of the ink changed or darkened the watercolour too much. What do you think? Thanks for having a look :) Mia

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Mia Ketels

I live in Blankenberge on the Belgian Coast, about 15km from Bruges. After being trained as an art teacher in the 60ties, I started teaching for a few years. Then I had my carreer in a school administration. After retirement, I started drawing and painting again. I bought a lot of English books…

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