Category Archives: sketch

Pen and ink

Pen and ink sketch of a deep sea creature, the Hatchetfish.

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Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch

scan0010TV sketch plus, Scottie.  Added a splash of watercolor.  I am aiming for an Egon Scheile style of drawing.  Pen, ink, and watercolor.

 

Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch

AEReference sketch from the LOC on flickr; Amelia, ca 1915. Pen and ink on paper.

Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch

OnishikiReference sketch, from the LOC on flickr, Onishiki, sumo wrestler ca 1915.  Pen and ink, on paper.

Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch

ArabellaAnother TV sketch, Arabella. Pen and ink on paper.

Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch

I like his mustache; Captain Walter Crosley, ca 1915.  Old photographs fascinate me;  reference photograph from the Library of Congress (LOC) which has a wonderful flickr site.  Pen and ink on paper.

 

Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch : Young Gil

Young_GilInk on paper.  I call these TV sketches as I sketch them while I’m watching a show.  One doesn’t have time to be fussy, so the line work remains fresh.   I used scrap paper and you can see some of the text from the back side bleed through.  I have a sketch book, but where are they when you want one…

On the Road: Travel kit for watercolors

On the Road with a Travel Kit for Watercolors

Travel kit for watercolorsMy small Altoid tin houses a few pans of watercolors: hansa yellow, undersea green, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, indigo, ultramarine blue, quinacrodon gold.  Also included are few fine tipped markers and a pentel water brush, and a Strathmore watercolor journal.  This is the first time for this kit with these tools and colors.  This kit is setup for tropical climates on the coast.  Artist Cathy Johnson has a wonderful YouTube video on all her travel kits, she has many.  She keeps a kit in the glove compartment of her car.  Such a good idea!  It’s a good thing, as Martha would say ;o)

River process

River series  begins with aerial views from the NASA collection of satellite photographs.  This is the “Blue Dragon” river in Portugal.  Try a few sketches for composition and design.

Process begins,  sketch ideas.

Process begins, sketch ideas.

test colors

Test colors, brush strokes, and watercolor technique. Here we let the colors mingle.

Blue Dragon

Blue Dragon: The first small study on watercolor paper. With sepia brown pen for abstract marks.

 

Figure Drawing Challenge Day 20-21

Day 20-21

Day 20-21