Friday, 31 August 2012

Very First Sketchbook (#12)
















Nafplio, 2.9.87
(Fine point and coloured markers in A5 sketchbook) 

Moving on a year and onto the Greek mainland. Nafplio was briefly the capital of modern Greece following its liberation from the Ottoman Empire. I enjoyed my stay there which came at the end of a period of island hopping, but the trip was a difficult one for various reasons and I managed only this sketch. 

I didn't much care for the coloured markers - I found the colours crude - and didn't use them again. 

8 comments:

nanke's stuff said...

Well, you may not like the colors, but I think the study is very successful! nancy

harry bell said...

Seeing them now in this digital form, I'm less condemnatory.

Mary Walker Designs said...

Markers seem to be a love/hate item. I personally get annoyed with watercolor markers but love my alcohol ones.

harry bell said...

One problem with using them in sketchbooks is the bleed-through, of course, although if you accept that will happen, I guess you can cope with it.

Anonymous said...

I agree - this looks really good -quite atmospheric, at least in this digital form.
Kev

harry bell said...

I had started to play around with it in Photoshop, adding further colour and like so, but it disappeared when the hard drive packed in. Tsk.

Dan Kent said...

I seem to be having a struggle with my drawing tools too of late, but the drawing is excellent!

harry bell said...

Thanks, Dan.