Lately I’ve been trying out new working methods as I launch into a new round of ideas for spring (you hear that Vermont?! Spring!!). Gray-tone wash, watercolor, and pencil are my go-to favorites for finished art pieces, but for sketching I’ve been loving the “scattering” brush tip shape in Photoshop. To those of you out there who know all about digital drawing, forgive me, but if you haven’t tried it it’s a terrific way to quickly play with color and texture. Here’s an example: the figure below was drawn in ink from life while waiting at the Dirt Cowboy Cafe, but the color and background line art was added digitally in Photoshop on a different layer. Voila! Instant colored sketch.