On this last trip from Massachusetts to Ohio, I brought along my colored pencils and some watercolor pencils to play with and decided to give the car thing a try, hoping it would be more manageable that acrylics. It's tough trying to keep everything balanced, and you really have to get good at observing quickly since it all flashes by so fast. I have never really tried colored pencils, so that was interesting in itself. But then I tried some watercolor pencils and created a wash with one of those brushes that holds its own water and then did a super quick sketch over it in black marker. What fun! I am not particularly pleased with what I ended up with (see below), but it was a lot of fun and very freeing. I can see filling a sketchbook with these. Would be great to try en plain air, too. I definitely will be doing more of these sketches in the future - especially when we travel!
Road Trip 7-8-13