Durant 1929

The Story Behind the Urban Sketching

Sketch No 3 from the Miles Historical Village and Museum, this is one of the first things you see once you enter the village.

Completely dismantled, early 2000 the project a complete restoration by a group of dedicated enthusiastic people over a few years. Here’s my sketch of the Durant 1929.

My Sketching and Painting Process

My first sketch of the Durant was a little on the small side so this ended up getting rubbed out since it was on quality water colour paper.

My second sketch was much better scale but not centred on the paper as well, I guess it all takes practice.

Step 2 Pen outlines, I do get a little worried at this stage because its final once you place ink on paper, especially if the area is not going to be covered with watercolour.

This was a little different from my last sketch of the fire truck as I got to use a few more colours.

I have spent a few years trying to get every colour perfectly match to the original subject as possible.

Now I struggle adding colours that aren’t in front of me or change them to what looks good, which is this style of painting.

Step 4 – 6 adding the combo brush pens and two layers of detail pen work.

My paint splashes still have a long way to go before I get some good shapes happening on the paper. I must admit I found a nice paint splash on the computer screen the other night.

Maybe I should take a splashing workshop, I’ll have to pay more attention to how Ian does it next time.

Watercolour Paint, Ink & Paper

I use Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour on Arches France Watercolour Paper, 300g Hot Pressed.

Tombo Brush Pens N15, N45, N55, N60, N65, N95 and Faber Castell Fine-liners 0.05, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7

My painting come from my own experiences that I have photographed while traveling. By reading this blog, you as a viewer can now hear The Story Behind the Painting. Where, when, what was happening while I was photographing the wildlife.
If you want more details about my adventures checkout my travel blog website www.ChrisOsborneAdventures.wordpress.com 

Enjoy, Chris Osborne

2 Comments on “Durant 1929

    • Thank you.
      I’m just on my way to visit mum then we’re off snorkeling at Heron island for a few days. So probably have some seascapes coming soon.
      I’ve got my next 8 blogs scheduled you plenty to read over the coming days while I’m sipping cocktails on the beach

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