Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Tykona


This is one of those sketches that didn't quite turn out the way I hoped it would but I still like it for some reason. It's kind of hard to tell what it is unless you were there. This is a cruising boat at Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake - about an hour NW of Portland. It's a 1936 wooden Chris-Craft known as Tykona.

Anyway, I had this idea to fill some waterbrush pens with Doc Martins Ink and try painting with them so this was an experimental sketch with that technique. The inks are pretty intense and saturated so I found I had to water them down which I did by brushing some water, brushing with my ink brush, then mixing it with my plain water brush. I think I need to keep working on it...

2 comments:

raena said...

It's a great sketch and I think the technique has a lot of potential!

Ken Foster said...

Thanks Raena! I'll keep working on it.