Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Chicken Soup for the Pilgrim's Soul
Pilgrim has been a little neglected lately since I've been sketching a lot in my watercolor Moleskine. I looked around the house for an everyday object to sketch in Pilgrim and came up with the reliable old soup can. It worked for Andy Warhol, right?
I debated between chicken noodle and tomato, and the noodle won out. This sketch was done over a background sprayed with pigment inks in pink and red. The can was painted with gouache, watercolor, and twinkling H2Os. This time I decided to skip the black ink and use only paint to sketch the soup can. I tried to make the can recognizable while using as little detail as possible. I was going more for personality than realism. (Honest, I was.) I kind of like the pinkness of it--so NOT Andy Warhol.