Another week of live and learn!
I lost patience with myself trying to get the angles of a house behind the dog and left it for days, eventually ending up tracing it, which is obvious.
The trouble with tracing is that you lose that wonderful spontaneity and hand drawn look and miss details altogether. I inked this with a Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen with Waterman Absolute Brown in it. The ink drawing for the dog was nice but when I wet it to wash it a bit with brown I got into trouble. Then I put some watercolour on and more trouble, the whole thing got a bit muddied. So then I went over and tidied it up with regular coloured pencil. Overworked.
However, I did learn not to wash this ink, at least on small, detailed work. It might be good on a big, splashy leaf or something. I like the dog though, it looks like my first Labrador, Winnie. I liked inking this, I must practice so I can ink stuff without pencil lines. The house was never going to work because I traced it, but the dog looked pretty good before I wet things.
Faber-Castell HB and 4B pencils
Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils
Staedtler Karat Aquarelle watercolour pencils
Waterman Absolute Brown ink
Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen