Quick sketch for Michael

Quick sketch for Michael

Sorry, but the composition is not what it should be, but I was in a hurry and wanted to add the wash as quick as possible to see the result. This is a great technique!!!

I hadn't spotted that challenge, I'll give it a go shortly. Well done on this little landscape Mia.

Well done Mia, so neat and interesting. Didn't know there was a challenge!

Thank you Alan and Carole. There was not really a challenge. Michael just asked in one of his comments if nobody else was going to give it a go with the charcoal and wash :)

That's a lovely sketch Mia especially so from imagination and only 30mins.

Lovely sketch Mia, will have to give it a go but been quite busy with other things at the moment 😀

Very nice Mia. Such a good result! The composition is good with that track leading towards the buildings. This technique, as suggested by Michael, really suits your style. I tried and failed but I blame my old charcoal which wasn't the real thing..just a charcoal pencil which didn't result in the lovely crumbly, black lines that real charcoal sticks give ( I think).. !

Wow - this worked out so so well Mia - and so pleased you enjoyed it - they look even better in the 'flesh' don't they - hope you'll be doing some more.

I’ve just tried this Mia, didn’t work as well as yours or Michael’s. This is a lovely scene and your balance of charcoal is just right.

Thank you all so much for your positive comments. I really enjoyed doing this. I used a soft charcoal pencil and it diluted very well. The paper was rather smooth, so it was easy to draw on it with even lines.

Lovely sketch, Mia.

Thank you very much Cesare.

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I only had about 30 min. time but I wanted to enter Michael's challenge about the charcoal and wash technique. And you were right, Michael, it is great fun. I only fantasised a simple landscape and gave it a quick wash. I really enjoyed this and want to do more!

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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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