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Opera House, Sydney, Australia

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Opera House

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Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor taught by Matt Rota

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Category Drawing
Type Collage/Mixed Media
Subject Landscape
Material Pen & Ink
Style Expressionist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. This project was attempted to practice cross hatching and adding value to a pen and ink drawing. I took the photo a couple of years ago while sailing out of Sydney Harbour on a cruise ship. I printed out my photo in black and white and then traced all the main lines. I used waterproof ink to fill in the lines and then added the tone to the drawing using two different sized nibs.

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Is the piece for sale? No

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What are you most proud of? Using the pen and ink successfully for the first time (without getting ink all over me) :)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time with the initial sketch.

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Nice clean lines, very nice!

11/03/2013 Flag

like your composition. very nice

01/18/2014 Flag