I sketched a goose today. Before filming the process for a YouTube video I tried out to sketch the goose to practise and to warm up my hand. There were 3 times I sketched the goose before the fourth final one.
The first one was with direct watercolour and background.
The second drawing I did with a plain graphite 3B pencil with a bit of shading.
For the third one I began with a 3B pencil. Then I added watercolour and in the end I used some final touches of colored pencils.
For the sketch I filmed I used a fude bent nib fountain pen. Duke fountain pen with Noodler’s black waterproof ink. Then I applied watercolour. I should have waited longer for the ink to dry. Even though it is waterproof, the ink interacted with water creating a grey wash. This did not bother me, because I applied watercolour on the shady parts only. I did not do the background for the final one. I learned from the preparatory sketches that a background makes the subject unclear. So, a white background makes the subject more readable.
Watercolour sketchpad: SMLT Art, watercolour paper, 100% cotton, 300 gsm
Pen for drawing: Duke 2009 Charlie Chaplin Commemoration Bent Nib Fountain Pen, Dark Blue Color, Calligraphy Collection Fude Pen 0.5-1.2 mm
Ink: Bulletproof EEL Noodlers’s Fountain Pen Ink-Black
Watercolours; Winsor&Newton Professional
Colored pencils: Caran d’Ache Luminance pencils
Graphite pencil: 3B, Faber Castell