Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Subway sketches in Delta on the way to Kingston Avenue.

Sketched New Yorkers on the way to the other part of Brooklyn. I really like this ivory color paper in Delta, was hoping to take it with me on small trips and use watercolor, it would be so good for little splashes of color, but life turned the way nobody was expecting and I am filling Delta with monochromatic sketches of subway riders.
I like this water soluble pencil, among the others it is my favorite. Koh-I-Noor Gioconda. It could be soft like on the man in the middle, on the bottom page, or dissolve into puddle. I hope to try it in a few layers, to get more gradation, but in quick subway sketches one layer is the only option, people come and leave on every stop.
I have Derwent Sketching Dark Wash pencil, Staedtler, Derwent Graphitone stick, Faber-Castel Durer pencil and I am always looking for something new.

2 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Fabulous sketches, Nikira. I like the soft wash too.

Nikira said...

Thank you very much, CrimsonLeaves, I am still searching for the best result, what pencil, what wash, how fast. :-)