I had such fun with the Stabilo felt tip pen sketches at First Congo on Sunday that I've been doing a few more. I sketched Mr. Darcy on the couch with me last night. He's an agreeable model, and I find him quite handsome as well....
I did another couple of sketches today as we were waiting for the vet for his annual check up.
None of these achieved the depth I really liked in the First Congo sketches, but they're also much closer up as well. There's just not as much depth in the subject.
I also revisited my favorite of the First Congo ones and added just a little bit more wash, going up higher on the page and distinguishing the banners from the space behind. On the left is the original version, and on the right is after I had tweaked it a bit. I want to get out and do some more cafe/landscape/bigger space sketches like this...
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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