I sketched these little fishing boats for a 'sketch swap' with the Italian urban sketchers. I've sent it off to it's secret (for now) new owner and all I have to do now is wait for the postman to bring mine (hopefully) from an unknown person somewhere in Italy.
I have still been continuing with my look at black and have had a go at drawing in charcoal...it's not easy to do without smudging!
I also compared black watercolour paint to mixing my own darks.
On the left are my Schminke watercolours
Permanent carmine + phtalo green (didn't work too well)
Ultramarine + sepia brown
Indigo + burnt sienna
On the right are Maimeri watercolours, which I use a lot more and know which work well.
Red magenta + phtalo green
ultramarine + sepia
Indigo + burnt umber
As you can see none were as dark as the black paint.