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Line and colour

Part 7 Paint boats, buildings and busy market scenes as you combine acrylic ink with coloured pencils, by Tim Fisher
Cattle Market , ink and coloured pencil, 5x7in. (13x18cm)

Acrylic inks

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Practise a variety of colouredpencil techniques

Develop your drawing skills

To conclude my series on inks this month, I plan to look at combining the ink line with coloured pencils. I was recently commissioned to produce artwork of well-known local landmarks for a local hotel and found that colour sketches were a good way to present my ideas to the customer. I sketched out my proposals with pencil and ink then added colour using Derwent Coloursoft coloured pencils. The surface I chose to work on were pages from the Derwent Classic A4 sketchbook. This sketchpad contains sheets of 165gsm smooth paper, which takes ink and coloured pencil very well.

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Time to take out your brushes and colours as you peruse the November issue of Leisure Painter. This month, build your confidence and skill set with new ideas from acrylic painters, Brendan Smith and Helen Elliott. For the watercolourists, there are demonstrations and practical advice for painting flowers, autumn landscapes, trees, animals, buildings and street scenes. Oil painter, Martin Kinnear covers 'how to paint a winner' with advice on how to see and think like a professional artist, while Elena Parashko demonstrates the painting of tulips in the same medium. Tony Paul continues his look at successful composition ideas, Tim Fisher (who completes his seven-part line & colour series this month) also reports on new sketching sets by Caran d'Ache, and there's even an article on how to paint a halloween-inspired cartoon. Enjoy another month of painting with the UK's best-selling learn to paint magazine.
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