Believe it or not, only two colors were used for this: pthalo blue and burnt umber. I do not mix colors well and it is something I am working on. I saw another artist do a wonderful snow scene using those two colors and I knew I had to try it. I think the colors on the mountain are quite stunning. I overworked the sky too much but that is okay.
Once upon I was quite the accomplished letterer and calligrapher. I created wedding invites and seat placement cards. Alas, my skills have atrophied considerably since high school (as can be seen above). With the advent of new, high quality yet inexpensive calligraphy pens, I am looking forward to sharpening my skills. Plus it is fun.
I filled the bottom of this practice sheet with a little line work using two different weight faber-castell markers (XS and S). Then I decided to play around with watercolor and grey marker. I like the figure and his stance (how he is shifting his weight on one leg) and I like the line work on the rocks he is standing on as well as the distant mountain. Not sure if the color adds anything, but that was not the point, the point was just to be creative.
This doodle was done with several different brown/sepia inks, everything from marker to Winsor & Newton peat brown ink with a speed ball nib and even a little conte crayon for good measure. As has been abundantly clear, I love brown/sepia inks. This was just me playing with a bunch of tools that I have acquired over the last decade.
Below is some details of the page. I like the variety of lines that can be achieved with a dip pen or brush.