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Wollbach, DE blick

February 15, 2012. It's a wonderful sound to my ears- the melting of snow. After three weeks of very cold temperature, we welcomed a slight rise of temperature, which brought some beautiful snow cover. And the last couple days even the snow cannot hold on, as the temperature continues to rise. I sketched out the window of my classroom today, looking down on the town of Wollbach below. By the end of the day, the snow had turned to slush and this view had dramatically changed.

6 comments:

Rene Fijten said...

Love this one, nice contrast with the white and green.

RobCarey said...

I think after this year I will have drawn almost every angle of and from this school building!

PugSlope.com said...

Hi Rob - I've been following your blog for a while now and really enjoy your sketches. I think you have a great balance between realistic details and a cartoonish quality that makes for great drawings. You've inspired me to try working with watercolor and I was wondering what kind of paper you use. I also am using Noodler's bulletproof black ink but have found that it runs a little when I add the watercolors. I'm just using one of those small Moleskine watercolor books. Perhaps I'm not letting the ink dry long enough? Any tips would be great. I have heard people have different results with the "waterproofness" of Noodler's depending on the pater. And thank you for sharing your fantastic drawings with all of us. I look forward every time you have a new post.
-Brian

RobCarey said...

Hi Brian- I recently have had this happening to me too. I think you may be right- the ink may take some time to dry, and maybe that's the issue. I also noticed that it occurred for me only in areas where there was more ink, like the roof tiles. In my post, "Kandern Underwear" you can see where the ink began to smear on the roof tiles on the house on the right. Fortunately, it happened in a place where I wanted to add a shadow anyway, so it was no problem. As far as paper, I'll refer you back to my post on November 30, 2011, where I talk about the paper I use. Have a great weekend!

PugSlope.com said...

Thank you, Rob. I'll check out that post and try out some different papers.

PugSlope.com said...

Thank you, Rob. I'll definitely check out that post and will look to try out some different papers, too!

Thanks,
Brian