It was so great to be riding thru the rice paddies, hair blowing, the sunset coming. Bali is just an amazing place. One steeped in a rich history and culture. I took this photograph to then at a later date do a pen and ink. Below you will see what I came up with. The great thing about urban sketching is that you are the editor, you can alter the pic in any way you'd like. I left out bikes, I alter here and there.
On this drawing I used pen and ink first, it's in my sketchbook, a Stillman and Birn. I love these books because they are heavy enough 180 lb. paper to take just about anything you want to put in there. I have used watercolor, markers, Gouache, and nothing bleeds thru. They are the best I've found. I have a thing for sketchbooks....I have funky fool-around books that are thin, I usually use just ball point pen and pencil on those. The Stillman & Birn books are my all time favorites for serious urban sketching, that you intend to keep.
Sometimes I'll sketch something quick, just the bare bones of something, to add to it at a later date. That's what I did with the above, I sketched quickly in black Micron pen, and then added color, markers, and gouache, when I had the time. There are times when you sit and sketch forever, but other times when you might just have a moment you grab a quick photo. I love sitting going thru pics of a trip when I get home and have plenty of time, to draw, to edit, and go over pics to keep and add to my books. Keeping a travel sketchbook is joy to me. http://www.craftours.com/trips/?page=bali_crafts_1020
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