This is another attempt to add colour to an old sketch.
The original drawing was from the balcony of my hotel in La Madeleine, Paris. I had the Paris marathon the following day but couldn’t sleep so I decided to put my time to better use and relax with a sketch.
This was watercolour painted over graphite. I have a water dissolvable graphite pencil in my case so it was a tentative start on colouring this in case I turned it into a grey blob 😬
I don’t think this went quite as well as the previous overpainted sketches. I mentioned before that this sketchbook isn’t really geared up for watercolour.
It really noticed doing this one – the paint soaking straight into paper.
There’s definitely an advantage to using proper watercolour paper if you intend doing a painting rather than an afterthought like this. Though to be fair to myself, I did draw this two years before I started painting so I wasn’t to know.