Around Easter I spent a week in Hunstanton, my first trip to Norfolk. I took only my iPad (for art. I took clothes…) and dedicated the week’s sketching to trying out digital watercolour.
Digital watercolour is an odd concept because the joy of watercolour is its unpredictability and spontaneity. Digital is ultimate control! I found that it actually takes a long time and a lot of effort to make a digital piece look like a 5 minute loose and fluid watercolour sketch. You also need to be familiar and comfortable with how watercolour behaves in order to know how to recreate it. All the happy little splashes and colour bleeds have to be painstakingly constructed. It was an interesting experiment but I think I’ll stick to the meditative state I fall into with regular watercolour and use the iPad for styles that suit it better.
1. Hunstanton cliffs
This is a little Methodist church on the outskirts of Hunstanton. A lot of the buildings in this area have the same red and white two tone effect of the cliffs, so I guess it’s all local stone.
The wash monsters are a pair of ex-US Army Light Amphibious Resupply Crafts (LARC), who now spend their days taking tourists on trips around Hunstanton. This one is called “Wizzy” and was used during the Vietnam war.