Yesterday a friend and I spent the day at the Lost Trades Fair at Kyneton, just over an hour by train from Melbourne. The Lost Trades fair showcases traditional, rare and unusual arts and trades and actively promotes the people who practise these skills.
The weather was just perfect and I sketched all day completing 10 pages. I was experimenting with reportage sketching – telling a story. I still have to scan my sketches and write commentary. I need to reflect on how I managed the day and what I would do differently. These will be the topic of a later blog.
Today is all about my lunch at Lost Trades Fair.
After sketching and talking to some incredibly interesting stall holders, we stopped for a well earned lunch at Sidonnia Hills Natural Beef for their Drover’s Burger.
We sat on hay bales and I sketched my burger and finally ended up eating a slightly cool, but delicious burger. I chatted to people in the queue about sketching and my pencils.
I like to draw a detailed object in watercolour pencil and then use my Lamy ink pen to sketch the context. In this case it was the people at the markets.
Here are the watercolour pencils I used (with a waterbrush)
Left to right : Grass green, Chrome Oxide Green, ivory, Burnt Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Light Yellow Ochre, Deep Scarlet Red, Walnut Brown, Burnt Umber, Magenta, Burnt Sienna, Madder Crimson.
All are Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils, except the last , which is a Derwent.
See my blog posts and sketches from last years Lost Trades Fair