I decided to sketch this dog, even though the people sitting with him (or her) were just as interesting.
Usually I sit off to the side of my subject when I sketch. I was face-to-face with the gentleman whose portrait I sketched for this post. I was careful not to stare. This technique required me to glance up, memorize features, sketch, and peek again for a reality check. The inset is a pencil sketch […]
I had meal break while it was still light out the other day. I used my pencil sketch, ink and watercolor post production technique to render the vista I enjoyed while eating my lunch. The watercolors were not to my liking, so I ran the paper under the faucet (with the water turned on) to […]
I began with pencil, inked the main lines and added color to finish the sketch. The most satisfying part of this process occurred when I drew the framework. In this composition. the framework was the structure holding up the windows that formed the storefront. As I sketched the contents within the store, I experienced the […]
I found a process I like for sketching people. I use pencil first… not even a drawing pencil. I use a mechanical pencil with soft lead. As my subject shifts, I sketch the limbs in their changed position. Sometimes this happens several times. I use pen and ink to emphasize the strong lines and leave […]
This lady was dressed to the nines. She had an unusual hair style as well. Very ‘pencilgenic’ though.
Don’t you just hate it when the subject you are sketching, switches positions? My subject below was very fidgety. He moved to different positions. I did my best to keep up.
The color of the sidewalk is what struck me about this street-level design. I’m sure the pinkness is the original color, not a faded red. But it has a washed-out look to it, and yet the geometry is strong.
Walking around hallways on Valentine’s Day, I saw evidence of cupid’s fallen arrows.
The shingles in disarray caught my attention. The spikey trees in the background couldn’t be cropped away. But including them adds a needed visual element and a narrative.