There are many creatures to be appreciated in the mountains of North Carolina, where Jen has family with whom we often visit. They’ve seen bobcats, wild turkeys, snakes, bear poop and coyotes, (or at least heard from them.) I’ve only seen woodpeckers, humming birds and butterflies, thankfully.
Behind the Scenes
- Sketch paper (not recommended for watercolor!)
- 2H pencil, kneaded and plastic erasers
- Lamy Safari fountain pen with Noodler’s black waterproof ink
- Holbein watercolor paints: Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre. Cottman Ultramarine Blue
- Windsor Newton Series 7, nos. 1 & 2
This video talks about the kinds of things I have on my mind when drawing with ink.
Panel 1: On a mountain highway, an SUV has stopped and a woman leans out the passenger window, looking back at a slithery reptile on the road. “That was a snake!”
Panel 2: Inside the car, the woman says to her husband driving, “Go back and get him.”
Panel 3: The SUV’s tire runs over a none-too-happy snake.
Panel 4: The man says, “I’ll be,” as the snake multiplies into two snakes.