In a recent post about sketching animals at the county fair, blog reader Tom Hart asked if I would post a video showing a real-time clip of the water-soluble pencil sketching technique.
So here you go, Tom. (video link) The idea with these pencils is to stay loose and light until you hit them with water, then come in and add more darks and detail once you've established the washes.
I'm using Caran d'Ache colored pencils and two Niji water brushes, one filled with Higgins Eternal ink, in a Moleskine watercolor sketchbook.
The music is performed by "The Hay Brigade (MySpace page)" and Haybrigade.com (where you can download their tunes). The tune is called "A Bowl of Bula" composed by Mark O'Connor.
Previously: First Calf at the Fair