Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hotel Monaco Goldfish sketch

Hotel Monaco Goldfish, 5"x7"
(watercolor, Derwent Inktense wc pencils, Arches 300# cp)

The Hotel Monaco in Seattle provides a pet goldfish to each guest who would like one during the length of their stay. This little fellow greeted us in the elevator waiting area when we arrived on our floor. What a pleasant surprise!


Sheila March 29, 2009 at 11:09 PM  

OMG! Too cute! I always love the colorful palette you use... it just brightens up my day.

angeltreats March 30, 2009 at 12:11 AM  

I love this idea! I never feel at home in hotel rooms but a pet goldfish would definitely help. Super drawing of the fishy too.

Christine, what's that pink you use? It's such a pretty colour.

Melissa and Emmitt March 30, 2009 at 6:20 AM  

oh how fun is that!

i love your painting and how he is peeking up at us. perfect!

christine March 30, 2009 at 8:48 AM  

Sheila, yes, I am certainly drawn towards a bright palette these days!

Aveen, in this sketch I used Derwent Inktense wc pencil Fuchsia (107) and then brushed over it with a light wash of Daler-Rowney Quinacridone Magenta.

Another favorite pink I often use is Graham Quinacridone Rose.

Thank you, Melissa! He really did seem to be peering upwards!


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