Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a landscape using Faber-Castell Creative Studio Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor and Color pencils. I really enjoy sketching outdoors whenever I get a chance. Where I live in New Jersey it’s pretty cold for a large part of the year but the landscapes here are breathtaking. There are old stone buildings, horse farms that stretch for acres as well as meadows with silo clusters with mountains in the horizon. What strikes me most about these landscapes are that they are ever-changing – I have driven by on misty autumn mornings, stopped by for fresh produce in summer afternoons – and every time I’m amazed by a different kind of beauty. Even if I can’t complete a painting on the spot, I try to at least begin the sketch. I take photos for reference so I can continue to work when I get back to my studio. I carry a sketch pad or a pack of watercolor papers, my Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor and Color pencils and a couple of filled water brushes with me in a tiny backpack. Today’s drawing was a result of one such adventure when I had to stop and capture the play of light around this old stone building. I finished the drawing later filling the landscape with elements from my own imagination.
Here's my supply list -
- Faber-Castell Creative Studio Watercolor pencil Goldfaber Aqua tin of 48 (#114648)
- Faber-Castell Creative Studio Goldfaber Color Pencils – Tin of 48 (#114748)
- Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Deluxe Waterbrush (#770306)
- Faber-Castell Graphite pencil Grip 2001 with eraser HB (#117200)
- Faber-Castell Art & Graphic Graphite pencil Castell 9000 Jumbo 8B (#119308)
- Other – Strathmore 9x12 Watercolor Paper 140 lb Cold Press
Now let me walk you through the stages of my drawing.
I began with a light pencil sketch of the building and the big tree right behind it with my GRIP 2001 Graphite pencil on a 9x6 inches watercolor paper.
Next, I filled in colors using the Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor pencils.
I added details with CASTELL 9000 Graphite pencil Jumbo 8B and filled in the landscape with the watercolor pencils.
Using the Deluxe Waterbrush, I created a quick wash blending the watercolor layer.
After laying the initial color layer down, I worked on adding details, texture, depth, highlights and shadows with the Goldfaber Color pencils.
I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and give landscapes a try with Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor and Color pencils.