Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sketching the Winter Olympics

Last week I watched quite a bit of the Winter Olympics.  I decided to record some of it, partly because my favorite events were on past my bedtime, and partly so that I could try to sketch them.  I ended up getting the flu, so I didn't do as much sketching as I had planned, but I did manage to get these in  by DVRing and pausing the action.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Experimenting with line drawing over pattern

So it's still cold, and I'm getting over a cold, and can't go anywhere to sketch snow scenes because I can't get my car out of the driveway.  Instead, I thought I would have a play day.  I decided to try a line drawing over one of my gelli prints, but I saw several papers that I used to wipe my brayer and stamps on, and thought that the drawing would work on these.  I'm also experimenting with a brush pen to make darker, thicker lines, and when to use them.  In hindsight, I could have used a few more thick lines in the flower on the right.  All in all, this was fun and I may do some more of them today.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Another Toned Paper Sketch

It's a cold snowy day, a perfect day to stay home and do some sketching.  This is ink on gray toned paper, with the background in watercolor pencil.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

First Sketch of 2018 and a few older ones

I did this sketch from an old photograph that I found while looking for a good winter scene for my senior watercolor class to paint.

And here are a few that I forgot to post:

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sketching in the Park

This was done in my 3 x 5 Handbook journal at the James McFaul Environmental Center (the Wildlife Center).

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Inktober 2017 - Last Day

I was watching  a Gerald Brommer video called "From Line and Shape to Complex Surfaces", and was inspired to use one of my NY barn photos for this drawing.  I will be adding some color "shapes not related to line" later.