Just because I had goals to draw more vistas doesn't mean I can't indulge my passion for sketching the farm animals too. Here are a couple of sleeping sheep all dressed up in their protective jackets. Soon they will enter the judging ring.
At this point in the morning I'm still trying to find a way to make a line that pleases me with the Color Brush. Initially I found the ink flow uneven. I hadn't experimented enough. I also was shocked at the Midway to find that the paper texture was more insistent than my test swatches at the back of the journal had led me to believe. In a way I'm glad I hadn't explored this tool more before going to the Fair because I probably wouldn't have taken it. Instead, since it was what I had to work with I kept pushing along. Who am I kidding? I think this is the fun of visual journaling. It's probably like tight-rope walking without a net, but I certainly would never do that (I have no balance).
There is something very satisfying about drawing the watersoluble ink line into the paint. It makes for a quick painting because you don't have to worry about shading near the lines you wet. Of course in other instances it creates a color theory nightmare.
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