Early Sketchbooks vol.2

In celebration of the October meme "Inktober" – a recognition for the art of inking or inkers, falling within the illustration and comics crowd – I thought I would share some sketchbook stuff.  I have always had a preference for ink and have thought that Inktober is a nice idea. …
E. Tage Larsen
October 20, 2016

Meer, sky and water

I went out and went after sky and water studies in watercolor after finding those things to be the least convincing in my first outing.  Here are a selection of attempts. It's an interesting problem trying to figure out how to deal with water.  Watercolor is going to require a…
E. Tage Larsen
May 16, 2014

First Watercolor at the Meer

I've been threatening to make the conversion over to color sketches for some time.  This is the first real watercolor sketch from the meer, of the (now familiar) copse on the southern shore.  It's clearly emulating the vernacular of the ink washes.  And it should. Nice first step.  Definitely need…
E. Tage Larsen
May 3, 2014

Copse, Spring abstractions

A nice bout of weather saw me in with all my gear at the meer today for a few hours.  Continuing to drill into the copse of trees on the southern shore and work on complexity and abstraction. i'm using a combination of wash and ink work.  And in two…
E. Tage Larsen
April 22, 2014

Chasing Complexity

A quick cold bounce down into the 40s again today made for a short trip to the Meer.  Sitting in the cold is not welcoming to wet media, so i took a step back to brushpen and marker. The thing about complicated subject matter, like landscape is that there is…
E. Tage Larsen
April 19, 2014