Monday, January 31, 2011

Sketches and Tools

At the Sketchcrawl I observed a woman doing all her work with a fountain pen. She then used a brush with water to smear the ink and create texture. Thought that I'd give it a try. Don't ask why the palm trees are leaning, I don't have a good excuse!


On the same day, I sat in the bleaches (where I was supposedly watching a soccer game) I decided to draw and paint the pile of backpacks and clothes in front of me. This was another piece where I got lost in time as I worked.



By the way, my team blew a 4-1 lead and the game ended in a tie. OK, I did watch some of the game.

13 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

These are great!! Way to multi-task!!

Elza said...

Looking good!

BarbaraB said...

Nice sketches. I thought palm trees always leaned : )

Cathy Holtom said...

It's the wind that makes them lean!! Interesting process and sketches.

Alex said...

These are lovely! I adore the palm trees ^^

Alissa Duke said...

Thank goodness for non-moving objects !!!
At least you knew the score at the end

Shirley said...

It is fun to use ink that runs with water. I use a Pilot Varsity Pen with my waterbrush when I want that look! Great trees - very detailed!

magpie said...

love the backpacks.
a serious challenge beautifully done. something poignant about them.

ffyrebird said...

Love the sketches, and the leaning trees have a great sense of movement!!

elkedagtelt said...

It is so pleasant to get lost in time because of drawing, I think that's one of main reasons I like drawing.

I love the sketches.

PAMO said...

These sketches are cool! The palm trees are leaning because of the tropical storm coming in, right?!
Love the pile sketch. Nice details.

raena said...

Both of these are wonderful sketches! I just sketched some of these trees on the back of a receipt (misplaced somewhere!) and I see wonderful detail in yours! And trees don't always have to be straight!

Beach Cat ! said...

Clearly your palm trees are very close to the ocean. When there is a constant sea breeze, the palm trees lean just a bit away from it. So there is the reason for your palm trees to lean!
I am sipping my coffee and enjoying your artwork. Thank you for sharing!